Episode 110: Petty Ass Bitches | Medgar Evers and the Petticoat Affair


February 9th, 2022

1 hr 22 mins 31 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

Tina and Hillary cover civil rights activist Medgar Evers and the Petticoat Affair.

Tina’s Story
Medgar Evers started his work as a civil rights activist in the 1950s and eventually became a leading figure in Mississippi. BUT, after Evers was assassinated, his death galvanized the civil rights movement.

Hillary’s Story
In 1829 Margaret “Peggy” Timberlake married US Senator John Eaton. But when the wives of high profile Washington DC elites find her behavior unacceptable, they embark on a crusade to shun her which leads to long lasting political challenges for Andrew Jackson’s cabinet.

Tina's Story
Medgar Evers

Clarion Ledger
Evers' assassin said still at large--by Jerry Mitchell

Medgar Evans

Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated

Library of Congress
Medgar Evers: A Hero in Life and Death--by Neely Tucker
Medgar Evers’ Role in Civil Rights Law--by Jennifer Davis

Medgar Evers' Funeral, June, 1963--by Ben Cosgrove

Assassination & Aftermath

Medgar Evans

National Geographic
How the assassination of Medgar Evers galvanized the civil rights movement--by Erin Blakemore

The New York Times
Mississippi Reveals Dark Secrets of a Racist Time--by Kevin Sack

Fifty Years After Medgar Evers' Killing, The Scars Remain

PBS News Hour
The Medgar Evers Assassination

JFK’s Drafted Letter to Medgar Evers' Widow, Myrlie, on Evers' Assassination

SNCC Digital
Medgar Evers Murdered

The Witness
"Turn Me Loose!": The Assassination of Medgar Evers--by Jemar Tisby

Medgar Evers--Photo Credit: Fair Use
Klansman Bryon De La Beckwith--Photo Credit: Fair Use
Rifle used by De La Beckwith--Photo Credit: Mississippi Department of Archives and History via Fair Use
Medgar Evers' son, Darrel, being comforted by his mom, Myrile--Photo Credit: Associated Press via NPR
Hillary's Story
[History](President Jackson appoints John Eaton as secretary of war and starts scandal)

The New York Times Book Review
The Petticoat Affair Review by Douglas Sylva

Peggy Eaton, Andrew Jackson, and the Petticoat Affair--by DOUG WEST

Petticoat Affair

History Brief: the Peggy Eaton Special--by Reading Through History
The Real Housewives of the White House | The Petticoat Affair--by Have History Will Travel

Peggy Eaton--Photo Credit: Public Domain via The Colombia Starr
Floride Calhoun--Photo Credit: Public Domain
Peggy O'Neal Cigar Box--Photo Credit: Public Domain
The Gorgeous Hussy Movie Poster--Photo Credit: Fair Use

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