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Was Medgar Evers a veteran?
People also ask, when did Medgar Evers join the military?
Early Life and Education. Medgar Wiley Evers was born on July 2, 1925, in Decatur, Mississippi. Growing up in a Mississippi farming family, Evers was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943.
Beside above, what obstacles did Medgar Evers face? Evers was subjected to threats as the most visible civil rights leader in the state, and he was shot to death in June 1963. Although accused killer Byron De La Beckwith escaped conviction, the unearthing of new evidence decades later resulted in Beckwith's retrial and imprisonment.
Also question is, how did Medgar ever die?
How old is Medgar Evers?
37 years (1925–1963)