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ABOUT MEDGAR EVERS

Medgar Evers was born near Decater, Mississippi in 1925, and lived there until he was inducted into the Army in 1943. He married in 1951, and he and his wife Myrlie helped to establish local chapters of …

Education Resources

The Tribute to Medgar Evers Project includes an extensive educational outreach component which will serve as a valuable tool during instruction on the life and history of Medgar Evers.  MPB believes that this teachers’ guide will provide an invaluable supplemental …

Home Tour

The Medgar Evers House is located at 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive in Jackson, Mississippi.  The house was built for the Evers in 1957.  At first, the family looked at a corner lot, but they decided it would be better …

Medgar Evers – Part 1

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in 1955 the death of Emmett Till was just one more reason for medgar evers to continue his work as a civil rights activist he was the n-double-a-cp s first field representative in Mississippi having grown up in the …

Medgar Evers – Part 2

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Medgar Evers death served as a rallying cry for the movement two months later on August 28th 1963 a crowd of 250,000 gathered for a historic march in Washington [Music] it was the largest demonstration for human rights that …

Medgar Evers – Mini Bio

Biography

A short biography of Medgar Evers. In 1954, he became the first state field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi. As such, he organized voter-registration efforts, demonstrations, and economic boycotts of companies that practiced discrimination. He also worked to …

The Legacy Of Medgar Evers

As Barack Obama becomes the first African American U.S. president, CBS News’ Harold Dow highlights the life of Medgar Evers, a black civil rights activist who was assassinated in the 1960s.

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Project Funding

Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s multi-media presentation A Tribute To Medgar Evers is funded in part through a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American People.