Profile: Medgar Evers, NAACP Leader


DeDe Malo,  junior economics major: “Medgar Evers was one of the most prominent figures in Mississippi Civil Rights history. He applied to the University of Mississippi Law School but was denied acceptance. He stepped to the forefront of the NAACP and showed communities that they can’t hide from their fear. On June 12, 1963, Evers was shot in his driveway by Byron Beckworth who wasn’t convicted until 1994. Medgar provoked Americans to acknowledge the injustice in Mississippi. He is someone I look up to.”

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