Full Name: Medgar Wiley Evers
Profession: Civil Rights Activist
Biography: Medgar Evers was a civil rights leader who fought for equality for African Americans in the United States.
He was born in Mississippi in 1925, and he witnessed firsthand the racism and discrimination that black Americans faced in the South.
Evers became involved in the civil rights movement, and he worked to end segregation and promote voting rights for African Americans.
He was assassinated in 1963, but his legacy continues to inspire people who fight for justice and equality.
- 1963-06-12 American civil rights activist Medgar Evers is assassinated by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith in Jackson, Mississippi
- 1994-02-05 Medgar Evers' murderer Byron De La Beckwith sentenced to life, in Jackson, Mississippi, 30 years after the crime