Interview with Myrlie Evers
QUESTION 42
INTERVIEWER:

MAYBE WE CAN PICK UP FROM THERE. AND—

Myrlie Evers:

Because of the success of the economic boycotts, because of the media attention that was given to our efforts, and specifically to Medgar as a leader of this movement, he became much more vulnerable, in terms of his safety and his life. Our home was fire bombed. We received threats on almost an hourly basis at home. He received threats through the mail. It was a life of never knowing when that bullet was going to hit. It was something that he knew, but as he said to me, and as he said to his followers in, in the mass meetings: "We can't let that stop us. I have to go forward. There's a job to be done."