Civil Rights Movement: Desegregation
Medgar Evers in Civil Rights Movement: Desegregation
Medgar Evers (1925 - 1963) was the field secretary of the Mississippi NAACP until his death in 1963.
On June 12, 1963, a sniper shot and killed black civil rights leader Evers in the driveway of his home in Jackson, Mississippi. His murder, like the 16th Street Birmingham Church Bombing, convinced many black Americans that non-violent protest would not be enough to change American race relations.