June 12, 1963: Medgar Evers Murdered January 1, 2014


Medgar Evers in 1952. Photo: Sara Evers.

On June 12, 1963, Medgar Evers was murdered in the driveway outside his home in Jackson, Miss.

During WWII, Evers volunteered for the U.S. Army where he participated in the Normandy invasion.

In 1952, he joined the NAACP. As a field worker for the NAACP, Evers traveled through his home state encouraging African Americans to register to vote. He was instrumental in getting witnesses and evidence for the Emmett Till murder case and others, which brought national attention to the terrorism used against African Americans. Learn more.




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