- Name: Medgar Evers
- Born: 07/02/1925
- Died: 06/12/1963 (37 years old)
- Occupation: Civil rights activist
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. He worked to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi, end the segregation of public facilities, and expand opportunities for African Americans, which included the enforcement of voting rights.
Birth Name: Medgar Wiley Evers
Alias: Medgar Wiley Evers
Birth Place: Decatur, Mississippi, U.S.
Death Place: Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
Medgar Evers quotes :
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