Today is the 92nd birthday of the Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers. He paid the ultimate price for his conviction. He was memorialized by prominent authors including James Baldwin and Margaret Walker. In 1969, Medgar Evers College was established in Brooklyn, the same year a community pool in Seattle was named after him. In Jackson, Mississippi, he has a statue, an airport, and in nearby Fayette, his brother was their first African-American mayor (1969). In 2011, the USNS Medgar Evers was christened in his honor. In 2013, Alcorn State University erected a statue and was the subject of a tribute at Arlington National Cemetery. High ranking elected and military officials were in attendance. The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left.
NAME: Medgar Evers
OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist
BIRTH DATE: July 2…
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