Medgar Evers

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Born in Decatur, Mississippi

July 2, 1925

Drafted into US Army (Fought in France and Germany in WWII)- Honorable discharge

1943 - 1946

Alcorn College

1948

Married Myrlie Beasley

1952

Regional Council of Negro Leadership (gas station boycotts)

1952

Applied to Mississippi Law School- Rejected

February 1954

NAACP Lawsuit

March 1954

Fire Bombing of his house

1963

Assassinated in Jackson, Mississippi- became a national martyr

June 12 1963