Medgar Evers born on July 2, 1925 in Decatur Mississippi was a multifaceted civil rights activist. He advocated for organized boycotts of discriminatory white business, fought for equal, no longer separate, education for black and white children. Broke barriers in his time with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He also fought for legal justice for African Americans during that time. Evers is one of the most prominent figures in the pre civil rights era and one of the most influential civil rights activist of all time. He does not boast nationwide fame, so in this paper I will justify why he is deserving of said notoriety.
In 1943 Evers was drafted into the army to fight in World War II.Where he fought in Germany and France, and was later discharged, honorably, in 1946. Evers recounts an event that happened upon his arrival from the war. Evers and a group of friends were racially profiled by whites. What happened was that Evers and his friends were driven away from a local election site at gun point. But not all ways bad, he then went on to Alcorn University in Mississippi graduating …show more content…
1970 in Brooklyn New York, Medgar Evers ' College (apart of the City University of New York school system) was opened. The school more or less just being named after Evers '. In film and TV: 1983 a straight to TV movie, "For Us The Living: The Medgar Evers Story was released. This particular movie is based on a book co-authored by Evers ' wife Myrile Evers. In 1969 a community pool in Seattle was named after Evers '. June of 1992 Jackson Mississippi erected a statue of Evers '. There is also a highway named in honor of Evers’ and an airport which is named in honor of he and his wife in Jackson MI. The United States Navy named a cargo ship in his honor, the USNS Medgar Evers ' (T-AKE-13). And in June of 2013 Alcorn State erected a statue of Evers