10 Facts about Medgar Evers

Post On: February 11, 2018
By: Andi
In: People

It is time to talk facts about Medgar Evers. He is a phenomenal and widely known as an inspiring American civil rights activist. He worked to overturn segregation at Missisipi University and to expand the rights for African Americans such as voting rights. Sadly, he was killed by a white supremacist and klansman. Do you like knowing more about the less-known facts aboutĀ  Medgar Evers? Please feel free to read the description below.

Facts about Medgar Evers 1: Early Year

Medgar Evers born on July 2, 1925 in Decatur, Missisipi, U.S.

Facts about Medgar Evers 2: Medgar Evers’s Family

Evers is the third child of the five children and the family had small farm. On December 24, 1951, Evers got merried with his classmate, Myrlie Beasley. They had three children, Darrel Kenyatta, Reena Denisa, and James Van Dyke Evers.

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Facts about Medgar Evers 3: Medgar Evers’s Early Life

Evers went to school by walking along twelve miles then he got his school diploma. By 1943 to 1945, Evers had contributed in the United States Army during world war II. After the war overed, Evers was honorably relinquished as a sergeant. Subsequently, Evers enrolled at Alcom Agricultural and Mechanical College (a historically black college, then well-known as Alcom State University) in business administration in 1948. By 1952 he had got his Bachelor of Arts.

Facts about Medgar Evers 4: Activism

Evers worked as a salesman for T. R. M. Howard’s Magnolia Mutual Life Insurance Company in Missisipi, thus he brough his familly to move to Mound Bayou, Missisipi, which is a town developed by African American. Howard was the president of the Regional Council of Negro Leadership (RCNL), that began to organise actions for reaching civil rights, Evers was the person who took involve in this organisation.

Facts about Medgar Evers 5: Assasination

Evers and his family lived with riskful. Even, they trained their children on what must do in case of a shooting, bombing or other sort of attack on their lives. Evers regularly followed by at least two FBI cars and a police car, but once he arrived at his home without guardsman then he had been found death at that time.

Facts about Medgar Evers 6: Trial

Byron De La Beckwith verdicted as a suspect for evers’s murder on June 21, 1963. At the time most black were disenfrenchised by Missisipi’s constitution and voter registration practices. Evers’s wife, Myrlie Evers, rigorously fight for conviction her husband’s murderer. She supposed a new judge was assigned in the county to take her case against De La Beckwith back into the courtroom. Finally based on the evidence found, De La Beckwith was imprisoned until he died at the age of 80 in prison in January 2001.

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Facts about Medgar Evers 7: Legacy

There were some leading and national missisipi authors, which were black and white such as, Eudora Welty, James Baldwin, Margaret Walker, and Anne Moody. Ever awarded the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP in 1963. Then in 1967, his wife, Myrlie Evers co-wrote the book “For Us, The Living”.

Facts about Medgar Evers 8: Music

Some musicians wrote and sang a song about Evers. In 1963, Bob Dylan wrote his song “Only a Pawn in Their Game” and etc.

Facts about Medgar Evers 9: Essays

“Where is The Voice Coming From” is the short story about assasin of Medgar Evers written by Eudora Welty appeared in The Newyorker in July 1963.

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Facts about Medgar Evers 10: Films

The biography film was told about evers such as “Ghosts of Missisipi (1996)”, under guided by Rob Reiner.


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