February 12, 2024

Black History Month - Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers

July 2, 1925 - June 12, 1963

  • Civil Rights leader, WWII veteran, Business Administration BA
  • American civil rights activist from Mississippi
  • Worked to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi and enact social justice and voting rights
  • Secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Worked on voting rights and registration, economic opportunity, access to public facilities, and other changes within segregated society
  • Murdered by Bryon De La Beckwith, a member of the Ku Klux Klan
  • His murder and resulting trials inspired civil rights protests, as well as numerous works of art, music, and film

Learn More!
NAACP
National Museum of the United State Army
Zinn Education Project
The King Institute