Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 June 12, 1963) was an African-American civil rights activist from Mississippi involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi. He became active in the civil rights movement after returning from overseas service in World War II and completing secondary education; he became a field secretary for the NAACP.
980895600 Merlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil-rights leader MedgarEvers, replaced Gibson in 1995, and Representative Kweisi Mfume of Maryland, head of the Congressional Black Caucus, was chosen to replace Chavis in 1996, with the new ...
02.10.2012 [DVIDS] - Sgt. Myron L. Ellis, a Sacramento, Calif., native and Marine with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, receives the MedgarEvers Community Service Award from Alphonso Braggs, president of the Honolulu Hawaii Branch of the NAACP.
01.10.2012 [NPR] - She says that when MedgarEvers contacted the NAACP to get help with his Ole Miss application, it asked him to be the organization's leader in Mississippi. The Ole Miss riots occurred at a time when staunch segregationists — and oftentimes violent
11.10.2012 [Jackson Free Press] - In the early 1960s, state NAACP leader and civil rights martyr MedgarEvers worked hand-in-hand with state AFL-CIO leaders Claude Ramsay, Thomas Knight and Ray Smithhart. Like other labor leaders in the South, they endured many defections of white