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Civil rights activist, Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of Medgar Evers, thanks the state Senate after she was honored during Black History Month ceremonies at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Feb. 4. Evers-Williams, accompanied by her daughter, Reena Evers-Everette, second from left, and daughter-in-law Carol Evers, right, was presented a Senate Resolution by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, left, and Sen. Rod Wright, D-Inglewood, second from right. Civil rights activist Medgar Evers was shot in the driveway of his Jackson, Miss. home, and died later at a hospital. AP Photo

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