The Historical Significance of Medgar Evers - Mini Doc 1 (Without Subtitles)

The Historical Significance of Medgar Evers - Mini Doc 2 (With Subtitles)

In this interview presentation, i'm going to talk to you about the life and historical significance of WW2 Veteran and Civil Rights Activist, Medgar Evers.

Medgar Wiley Evers was born on the 2nd of July, in 1925 in Decatur, Mississippi, as the third of five children. Medgar was raised amongst his four siblings, by his Father, James Evers and Mother, Jesse Wright.

On the 24th of November 1954, Evers was named as NAACP's first field secretary for Mississippi. One of Evers’ first assignments was documenting the death of Emmett Till, in 1955, which had made him a prominent black leader to his peers and a man of great adoration to African Americans in the south.

During the 1960s, Medgar Evers rapidly grew into the highly influential figure that we acknowledge today, through his social efforts with the NAACP. His patience and resilience expressed through his civil rights leadership, along with his investigations, made him a prime target of white supremacists, in the southern states of America.

As an individual with a high reputation as an advocate for social justice in America, Evers lived with constant fear of dying, as he had experienced many close calls, as a civil rights activist, during an immensely tense and racially precarious period in America.