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#localhistory: 55 years ago, Medgar Evers was assassinated by a white supremacist in the driveway of his Jackson home. His wife and kids were inside, and when they took him to a hospital, he was initially refused because of his race. He died an hour later. •••••
His kids had been trained in what to do if their home was bombed or shot at. The Evers built the home without a front door—they thought it would make them safer. As Mississippi’s first field secretary for NAACP, he organized youth sit-ins, he advocated for school integration, and rallied to get justice for Emmett Till. He seemed to be increasingly aware of the danger around him in the weeks leading up to his death. “You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea,” he once said. ••••••
i drive by this house on tough days sometimes and just sit and wonder how people like him, and his family,sacrificed  for people like me despite the unthinkable racist violence of the era.  it feels cheap to just say thank you. If you ever visit Jackson, the home is now a museum owned by Tougaloo College. #mississippi #jxn #history #blackhistory #medgarevers #jackson #komadicxthesip #komadicblog #keauxdotcom #naacp

#localhistory : 55 years ago, Medgar Evers was assassinated by a white supremacist in the driveway of his Jackson home. His wife and kids were inside, and when they took him to a hospital, he was initially refused because of his race. He died an hour later. ••••• His kids had been trained in what to do if their home was bombed or shot at. The Evers built the home without a front door—they thought it would make them safer. As Mississippi’s first field secretary for NAACP, he organized youth sit-ins, he advocated for school integration, and rallied to get justice for Emmett Till. He seemed to be increasingly aware of the danger around him in the weeks leading up to his death. “You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea,” he once said. •••••• i drive by this house on tough days sometimes and just sit and wonder how people like him, and his family,sacrificed for people like me despite the unthinkable racist violence of the era. it feels cheap to just say thank you. If you ever visit Jackson, the home is now a museum owned by Tougaloo College. #mississippi  #jxn  #history  #blackhistory  #medgarevers  #jackson  #komadicxthesip  #komadicblog  #keauxdotcom  #naacp 

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