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Medgar Evers

Medgar EversAKA Medgar Wylie Evers

Born: 2-Jul-1925
Birthplace: Decatur, MS
Died: 12-Jun-1963
Location of death: Jackson, MS
Cause of death: Murder
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist, Victim

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Civil rights activist murdered in 1963

Military service: US Army (WWII)

Murdered by Byron de la Beckwith, who was not convicted until 1994.

Brother: Charles Evers (activist, b. 11-Sep-1922)
Wife: Myrlie Evers (b. 17-Mar-1933, m. 24-Dec-1951, until his death, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Darrel Kenyatta Evers (artist, b. 30-Jun-1953, d. 18-Feb-2001)
Daughter: Reena Denise Evers-Everette (b. 13-Sep-1954)
Son: James Van Evers (b. 10-Jan-1960)

    University: Alcorn State University

    Spingarn Medal 1963
    Shot Jackson, MS (12-Jun-1963)

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