Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963

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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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referencedIn Bobbye S. Ortiz Papers, (bulk, 1919-1993 and undated, 1950-1990) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Carter, John, 1937-. Requiem seditiosam : for orchestra : in memoriam Medgar Evers / by John Carter. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn University of Southern Mississippi. Student research papers, 1998-2001. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
referencedIn Metcalf, George R., 1914-. George R. Metcalf papers, 1956-1971. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn African-American Miscellany, 1757-1983 and undated. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Records, 1842-1999, (bulk 1919-1991) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Miller, Loren. Papers of Loren Miller, 1876-2003 (bulk dates 1932-1966) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Byrd, Daniel Ellis., 1910-1984. Papers. 1947-1981. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn O'Neal, John M. Papers 1957-1972. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn George R. Metcalf papers, 1956-1971 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Sinsheimer, Joseph Andrew, 1962-. Papers, 1983. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Ku Klux Klan Records (#4921), 1960s-1970s University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Dept. UAW Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Dept. records. 1940- 1980. Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban Affairs
referencedIn Loren Miller papers, 1876-2003, 1932-1966 Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery
referencedIn Robinson, Bernice, 1914-1994. Bernice V. Robinson papers, 1957-1985 (bulk 1960-1980). College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Colick, Lewis. Ghosts of Mississippi : [screenplay] / written by Lewis Colick. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Harvey, Claire Collins, 1916-1989. Papers 1907-1999. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
creatorOf Chatham, Josiah George, 1914-. Papers. 1936-1972. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Evers-Williams, Myrlie,. Oral history interview with Myrlie Evers-Williams, 2002 Oct. University of Mississippi
referencedIn Joel Oppenheimer Papers, 1925-1988. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Only a pawn in their game / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Woodward, C. Vann (Comer Vann), 1908-1999. C. Vann Woodward papers, 1804-2004 (inclusive), 1804-2000 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Records of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. 1957 - 1996. Records Relating to Equal Protection and the Administration of Justice
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associatedWith Byrd, Daniel Ellis., 1910-1984. person
associatedWith Carter, John, 1937- person
associatedWith Chatham, Josiah George, 1914- person
associatedWith Colick, Lewis. person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Dylan, Bob, 1941- person
associatedWith Evers-Williams, Myrlie, person
associatedWith Harvey, Claire Collins, 1916-1989. person
associatedWith International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Ku Klux Klan, 1915- . corporateBody
associatedWith Metcalf, George R., 1914- person
associatedWith Miller, Loren person
associatedWith Miller, Loren. person
associatedWith National Association for the Advancement of Colored People person
associatedWith O'Neal, John M. person
associatedWith Oppenheimer, Joel person
associatedWith Ortiz, Bobbye S. person
associatedWith Robinson, Bernice, 1914-1994. person
associatedWith Sinsheimer, Joseph Andrew, 1962- person
associatedWith Woodward, C. Vann (Comer Vann), 1908-1999. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Jackson MS US
United States 00 US
Decatur MS US
Subject
African American civil rights workers
Occupation
Civil rights workers
Insurance agents
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Birth 1925-07-02

Death 1963-06-12

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Americans

English

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