Reena Evers-Everette is the daughter of civil-rights activists Medgar Evers and Myrlie Evers-Williams. Born in Mound Bayou, Miss., Evers-Everette studied business merchandising at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. She is now executive director of the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute in Jackson, Miss., the same city where she saw her father assassinated at their home in 1963.
Reena’s civic and volunteer involvements include former chairman of the board of directors of the Claremont Chapter of the American Red Cross, and the City of Claremont’s Committees on Dialogue and Human Relations. She is currently a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network fellow.