Medgar Evers | Activist, Veteran, Father |


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Medgar Evers was an activist in the American south that fought for equal rights. On June 12th, 1963, he was assassinated by Byron De La Beckwith. In 1964, Beckwith was tried twice for the murder of Evers, yet both times results in a hung jury. It was not until 1994 that Beckwith was convicted, and sentenced to life in prison. At the age of 80, Beckwith died in prison. Medgar's wife, Myrlie, has carried on his legacy in multiple ways, ensuring that his efforts were not in vain. There have been multiple tributes to Medgar, in the form of schools named after him, a statue erected in his honor, and the house he lived in turned into a national historical landmark.

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