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  1. Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963) was an American civil rights activist in Mississippi, the state's field secretary for the NAACP, and a World War II veteran who had served in the United States Army.

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    Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963) was an American civil rights activist in Mississippi, the state's field secretary for the NAACP, and a World War II veteran who had served in the United States Army.

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  3. Medgar Evers - HISTORY

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    Medgar Evers (1925-1963) was an African-American civil rights activist whose murder drew national attention. Born in Mississippi, he served in World War II before going to work for the National...

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  4. Remembering Medgar Wiley Evers On Friday, June 12, 2020, marked the 57th Anniversary of Medgar Wiley Evers' assassination. The College's 50th Anniversary Committee hosted a virtual ceremony with our President, Provost, faculty, and students to reflect his life and legacy.

  5. Medgar Evers — FBI

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    Medgar Evers stands near a sign of the state of Mississippi in 1958. (AP Photo/Francis H. Mitchell - Ebony Collection, File) About half past midnight, a shot rang out. It was June 12, 1963, in a...

  6. Medgar Evers - Quotes, Death & Facts - Biography

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    Jan 14, 2021 · Civil rights activist Medgar Evers was the first state field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi. As such, he organized voter-registration efforts and economic boycotts, and investigated crimes...

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  7. Medgar Evers | American civil-rights activist | Britannica

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    Medgar Evers, in full Medgar Wiley Evers, (born July 2, 1925, Decatur, Miss., U.S.—died June 12, 1963, Jackson, Miss.), American black civil-rights activist, whose murder received national attention and made him a martyr to the cause of the civil rights movement. Evers served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II.

  8. Mississippi home of civil rights leader Medgar Evers now a ...

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    Dec 11, 2020 · "Medgar Evers was a true American hero who fought the Nazis at Normandy and fought racism with his wife Myrlie on the home front," Bernhardt said. "It is our solemn responsibility as caretakers of...

  9. NAACP | NAACP History: Medgar Evers

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    Medgar Evers was a native of Decatur, Mississippi, attending school there until being inducted into the U.S. Army in 1943. Despite fighting for his country as part of the Battle of Normandy, Evers soon found that his skin color gave him no freedom when he and five friends were forced away at gunpoint from voting in a local election.

  10. 7 Things You Should Know About Medgar Evers - HISTORY

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    • Evers was a World War II veteran who participated in the Normandy invasion. Born in Decatur, Mississippi, on July 2, 1925, Medgar Evers was the third of five children born to farmer and sawmill worker James Evers and his wife Jesse.
    • He was the NAACP’s first field secretary in the South. Returning to Mississippi after the war, Evers attended Alcorn College (now Alcorn State University) on the G.I.
    • One of Evers’ first assignments was investigating the murder of Emmett Till. In August 1955, the Chicago-born Till (just 14 years old and visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi) was kidnapped by a group of white men after reportedly flirting with the wife of a local shopkeeper.
    • Evers helped integrate Ole Miss. Seven years after Medgar Evers own failed attempt at gaining admittance to the University of Mississippi, he was instrumental in finally desegregating the school through his work with James Meredith.
  11. How the assassination of Medgar Evers galvanized the Civil ...

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    Jun 12, 2020 · On June 12, 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers was assassinated by a white supremacist outside his home in Decatur, Mississippi. His death sparked outrage across the nation. Later that month,...

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