Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963

Dates:
Birth 1925-07-02
Death 1963-06-12
Gender:
Male
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Medgar Wiley Evers (b. July 2, 1925, Decatur, MS–d. June 12, 1963, Jackson, MS) was an African American civil rights activist in Mississippi. He worked to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi, to end segregation of public facilities, and to expand opportunities for African Americans, including enforcement of voting rights. He was assassinated by a white supremacist and Klansman.

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Subjects:

  • African American civil rights workers

Occupations:

  • Civil rights workers
  • Insurance agents

Places:

  • Jackson, MS, US
  • United States, 00, US
  • Decatur, MS, US