Medgar Evers was born in 1925 in Decatur Mississippi. He was drafted into the U.S Army in 1943, and fought during world world war II. He applied to Law School at the University of Mississippi, which helped him in his later life. Evers was one or Mississippi most prominent Civil rights activists. He supported his fellow activists in Many different protests.
Medgar Evers was voted as the first Field secretary of the NAACP. He was determined to fight for an end to segregation. His bravery in the face of opposition brought him many supporters. Medgar Evers was assassinated in front of his home on the evening of June 12, 1963. His death made other black Americans more determined to fight for equal rights.