Medgar Evers: A Civil Rights Activist

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Medgar Evers was a Civil Rights Activist and was born in July 2, 1925, in Decatur, Mississippi. Medgar grew up in a farming family. In 1943, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Three years later, after fighting in France and Germany, he received an honorable discharge. Two years after his discharge, he attended Alcorn College, which is now called Alcorn State University, in Lorman, Mississippi. He majored in business administration. During his last year of college, Medgar married Myrlie Beasley and later had three children named Darrell, Reena, and James. After graduating from Alcorn in 1952, Medgar moved to Mound Bayou, MS, where T.R.M. Howard had hired him to sell insurance for his insurance company. (naacp) Medgar became involved

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