Medgar Evers
By: Camron Cowan

Medgar Wiley Evers was born on July 2,1925 in Decatur,Mississippi.He was a civil rights activist who organized voter registration efforts,demonstrations and boycotts of companies that practiced discrimination.In 1954,he became the first state field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi.He also worked to investigate crimes perpetrated against blacks.On June 12,1963,Evers was assassinated outside of his home in Jackson,Mississippi.

Growing up in a Mississippi farming family,Medgar was drafted into a U.S Army in 1943.He fought in both France and germany during World War 2,and recieved and honorable discharge in 1946.In 1948,he entered Alcorn State University,in Lorman,Mississippi.During his senior year,Evers married a fellow student,Myrlie Beasley.They later had three children:Darrell,Reena,and James.

Character Traits: Brave,Smart,Capable

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