Civil Rights activist, businessman, radio personality and politician who in 1969 was named "Man of the Year" by the NAACP. In 1969 he became the first black mayor of a biracial Mississippi town since Reconstruction having been elected Mayor of Fayette. At the time the Associated Press reported the resignation of the white police officers from the police force upon which Evers responded, I guess we will just have to operate with an all-black police department for the present.. In his signed letter typed on his stationery as Mayor of Fayette dated April, 1971 Evers expresses that it meant a great deal to him to have been asked for a signed photograph despite being such a small task, and states I believe that one's service to his fellow man is the greatest career. The letter measures 8 X 11 and the accompanying signed portrait photograph 5 X 7.Very good to excellent condition.