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Medgar Evers Born Today in 1925

Today would have been the 84th birthday of Civil Rights organizer Medgar Evers, had he not been murdered in 1963.Evers was a black World War II veteran and a college graduate who sold insurance throughout rural Mississippi. He made headlines in 1954 when he tried to get into the University of Mississippi Law School at a time when segregation was strictly enforced. And he was shot in the back outside his home for his very public work for the legal rights of African Americans.