The civil rights leader Medgar Evers died at the age of 37. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Civil rights activist during the Civil Rights Movement who advocated against segregation and was the first field secretary for the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP. The fact that the trial of his murderer, Byron De La Beckwith, resulted in two hung juries caused much anger in the African American community.
He was the child of James and Jesse Evers, and had four brothers and sisters. He was married to Myrlie Evers.
“You discover that the education the Negro gets is designed to keep him subservient. The poor black man is exploited by whites and by educated Negroes, too.” (Medgar Evers)
“As long as God gives me strength to work and try to make things real for my children, I’m going to work for it – even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.” (Medgar Evers)
“I’ll be damned if I’m going to let the white man lick me. There’s something out here that I’ve got to do for my kids, and I’m not going to stop until I’ve done it.” (Medgar Evers)
“It may sound funny, but I love the South. I don’t choose to live anywhere else. There’s land here, where a man can raise cattle, and I’m going to do it some day.” (Medgar Evers)
“I may be going to Heaven or Hell, but I’ll be going from Jackson.” (Medgar Evers)