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Wed, 06.12.1963

Medgar Evers murdered

On this date in 1963, Civil Rights activist Medgar W. Evers was assassinated in front of his Jackson, Mississippi, home by a white segregationist.

The 37-year-old Evers was an NAACP field secretary at the time. A statue honoring him (shown) was erected in his adopted hometown of Jackson on June 28, 1992.

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