Medgar Evers Informative Speech

1246 Words5 Pages
Destiny Simmons
Henderson
CRW 8
March 8, 2018
Medgar Evers A lot has happened. Especially in the 1960s. Great potestor, racial divide, new standards, etc. Some of the most popular topics that happened in the ‘60s is popular speeches. Most people have heard about Martin Luther King Jr. His powerful speeches and even more powerful testimonies. He wasn’t even talking about color in his speeches. There was one person before him that was also a powerful speaker. Medgar Evers was an amazing person who changed the US for the better. Let us all shift over to the early years of Medgar Evers. Medgar Evers early life was pleasant than most colored people in the community. Evers was born on July 19, 1925 in Decatur, Mississippi. He was the third child
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His death was very tragic and very much an error in society. The past can’t change though. So we learn from it. On June 12, 1963 on Evers home from work. He usually had security escort. He didn’t have any that day. As for the same as Abraham Lincoln on the day of his assassination. Evers got out of his car in his driveway. He got shot in the back. His family was looking out the window, hoping it was going to be a normal day, but it turned out to be a stunning shift in the progress. In Evers race to stay alive, his wife Myrlie, took him to a white hospital. They didn’t want to let him in because of his race, a very fatal accident. Myrlie told them who he was. They finally let him in, but died 54 minutes later. Evers was the first African American admitted to an all white hospital. Evers was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on June 19. He received full military honors before a crowd of more than 3,000 people. Medgar Evers was 37 years old when he died. Evers was murdered by a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Bryon De La Beckwith was tried for the murder of Evers, but had gotten away. He lived his life until 1994 when the case came back and he was convicted. “When you hate, the only person that is suffering is you because most of the people you hate don’t know it and the rest don’t care.” Medgar Evers meaning all the hate groups out there. From Brainyquotes.com. That was three decades later. With the…show more content…
His legacy gave many opportunities to the people of the US. From Brainyquotes.com. For starters he influenced and inspired a lot of people. Including, Martin Luther King Jr and Allen Johnson. Medgar Evers was presented in many ways. Evers had won a Spingarn Meal from the NAACP. A college was built after Evers called The Medgar Evers College in Mississippi. Myrlie wrote a book called For Us, the Living, with William Peters in 1667. Based on the book that was written about Evers a movie was produced. In it starred Howard Rollins as Medgar Evers, and Irene Cara as Myrlie and numerous other actors. The movie was aired on PBS on March 22, 1983. The film had one the Writer Guild of America. A community pool was named after Evers. A statue made in Jackson, Mississippi was built for him. The town also named an airport after him, “Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.” As for what Myrlie did in her time, she became an activist of the NAACP. She spent 3 decades trying to bring justice for poor Medgar Evers. Evers oldest brother Charles became the field secretary in honor of his brother. In 1969 Charles also became the first African American mayor of Mississippi. 40 years later people like civil rights veterans, government officials and students from schools all over Mississippi gathered around his grave and honored his legacy. Also in honor of Evers a cargo ship was also named
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