On this day in 1994, Bryon De Le Beckwith was convicted for the 1963 assassination of civil rights leader Medger Evers. The verdict corrected a thirty-one-year miscarriage of justice and exposed decades of corruption and racial prejudice in the Mississippi Judicial System. The conviction was made possible largely to the persistent efforts of Evers’ widow, Myrlie Evers, who never relented in her demands for justice.