Medgar Evers was born in July 25,1941 In Chicago,IL. he was in the u.s. army in 1943. he fought both France and Germany. he went to the university of Mississippi for law school in 1954 later he became a field secretary for the NAACP in Mississippi. and he also fought crimes. Like the death of a 14 year old Emmett Till that was murdered because he was talking to a white female at a store.
He went through threats and violent actions over the years, including a firebombing of their house in May 1963. on June 12, 1963, He was shot in the back in the driveway of his home in Jackson. He died no later than a hour at a hospital. He was buried with military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, and the NAACP awarded with a Medal in 1963.