Medgar Evers

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  • Medgar Evers is born

    Medgar Evers is born
    Medgar Wiley Evers was born on July 2, 1925 in Decatur, Mississippi to Jesse and James Evers.
  • Medgar Evers in the Army

    Medgar Evers in the Army
    In 1943 Medgar Evers was inducted into the military along with his older brother Charles Evers
  • Medgar Evers is discharged

    Medgar Evers is discharged
    Medgar Evers was dsicharged from the military in 1945 as a sergeant
  • Medgar Evers is enrolled at Alcorn College

    Medgar Evers is enrolled at Alcorn College
    Medgar Evers enrolled at Alcorn College (now Alcorn State University) in 1948 and would major in business association
  • Medgar Evers marries classmate Myrlie Beasley

    Medgar Evers marries his college classmate and they go on to have three children together
  • Medgar Evers applies to the University of Mississippi

    Medgar Evers applies to the University of Mississippi
    Medgar Evers attempts to apply to the University of Mississippi Law School, but is denied
  • Medgar Evers is appointed field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi

    Medgar Evers is appointed field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi
    After the attempt to intergrate the University of Mississippi failed the NAACP suggested that Evers become the field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi
  • Medgar Evers is threatened continuously

    Medgar Evers is threatened continuously
    Medgar Evers received many threats and was constantly attcked and had a gas bomb thrown into the carport of his house
  • Medgar Evers is assassinated

    Medgar Evers is assassinated
    On June 12, 1963 Medgar Evers was unloading his car in his driveway when a Klan member named Byron De La Beckwith shot him in the back of the head with an Enfield 1917 rifle.