Medgar Evers By: James Lorenzen

(p) Medgar Evers was born into a poor black southern family on July 2, 1925, where he learned to be self-sufficient, and worked to get a good education.

(S) Medgar evers Completed his education At Alcorn State University, which was one of two black universities in Mississippi. He originally chose a teaching career, but decided on a buisness major.

Medgar Evers College Was dedicated to Medgar Evers
(DQ) Mississippi was a rigidly segregated Southern state. Even after the 1954 Brown Vs. Board Of Education decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled school segregation unconstitutional, segregation remained in Mississippi.
(P) segregation was still very prominent in schools even after the Brown Vs. Board of Education case. This was expressed when Evers was denied admission to University of Mississippi Law School.
(S) Medgar Evers was a very influential civil rights leader in Mississippi, a state with very strict segregation rules. Evers set up over twenty-six NAACP branches in Mississippi, and is recognized as a national hero for his efforts.

(DQ) On behalf of the NAACP, Evers worked emphatically to educate blacks and helped them to register to vote. When segregation continued to run rampant in Mississippi, Evers encouraged blacks to patronize only black-owned businesses.

(DQ) Medgar always defied the white power structure, but it was not until his experience with the poor blacks of Mississippi that Evers became more directly involved in the civil rights struggles of Southern blacks.

(DQ) On behalf of the NAACP, Evers worked emphatically to educate blacks and helped them to register to vote. When segregation continued to run rampant in Mississippi, Evers encouraged blacks to patronize only black-owned businesses.

On July 2, 1964, the Civil rights act of 1964 was passed. Similarly, in August 1965, the Voting Rights act of was passed. With these two acts, Evers's battle had been won. Blacks in Mississippi and across the nation were legally awarded the civil rights for which they had long fought.

(P) Due to discrimination, the man accused with assasinating Medgar Evers was not charged, even after strong evidence was found.

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