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Call Me Mrs. Evers (Photo Courtesy of Call Me Mrs. Evers Facebook Page)

The Salida Circus celebrates Black History Month with Salida Middle School’s Groove Battalion and the River Tribe staging a pre-play show starting on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7:15 p.m. Following, the pre-play performances, at 7:30 p.m. there will be a performance titled, “Call Me Mrs. Evers.”

The one-woman, 70-minute play tells the story of Myrlie Evers, who was the wife of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Myrlie Evers went on to become a civil rights leader in her own right, working to end racial segregation in schools and public facilities and fought for voting rights for African Americans in the South. The first woman chair of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Mrs. Evers is also an unsung hero of the women’s rights movement.

Written by Mike Broemmel and starring LaDios Muhammad, “Call Me Mrs. Evers,” will play for one night only, Saturday Feb. 15 at A Church located at 419 D St. in Salida. Admission for the show is $15 and tickets are available for purchase.

Those interested in  purchasing tickets for the show have been encouraged by the Salida Circus to visit: