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This week marks the 55th anniversary of the death of Medgar Evers.
This week marks the 55th anniversary of the death of Medgar Evers.
On the anniversary of his #assassination, today we honor #MedgarEvers, an #AfricanAmerican #civilrights activist and pivotal member of the #NAACP. He worked to overturn #segregation in public facilities and to expand opportunities for #Blacks, including the enforcement of #votingrights.

55 years ago today, Evers pulled into his driveway after returning from a meeting with NAACP lawyers, his family waiting for him in the house. Emerging from his car and carrying NAACP T-shirts that read "#JimCrowMustGo," Evers was shot in the back by a #whitesupremacist, the bullet ripping through his heart. He was taken to the local hospital in #Jackson, where he was initially refused entry because of his #race until his family explained who he was, making him the first African American to be admitted to an all-white hospital in #Mississippi. He died in the hospital 50 minutes later. He received full military honors before a crowd of more than 3,000 people, buried on June 19 in #Arlington National Cemetery.

After Evers' assassinated, over 5,000 people marched from the Masonic Temple to the #Collins Funeral Home in Jackson. The procession was led by Allen Johnson, Reverend #MartinLutherKing and other #civilrightsleaders. The Mississippi #police came prepared with riot gear and rifles in case the #protest turned #violent, but while tensions were high in the stand-off between police and marchers, leaders of the movement remained #nonviolent.
On the anniversary of his #assassination , today we honor #MedgarEvers , an #AfricanAmerican  #civilrights  activist and pivotal member of the #NAACP . He worked to overturn #segregation  in public facilities and to expand opportunities for #Blacks , including the enforcement of #votingrights . 55 years ago today, Evers pulled into his driveway after returning from a meeting with NAACP lawyers, his family waiting for him in the house. Emerging from his car and carrying NAACP T-shirts that read "#JimCrowMustGo ," Evers was shot in the back by a #whitesupremacist , the bullet ripping through his heart. He was taken to the local hospital in #Jackson , where he was initially refused entry because of his #race  until his family explained who he was, making him the first African American to be admitted to an all-white hospital in #Mississippi . He died in the hospital 50 minutes later. He received full military honors before a crowd of more than 3,000 people, buried on June 19 in #Arlington  National Cemetery. After Evers' assassinated, over 5,000 people marched from the Masonic Temple to the #Collins  Funeral Home in Jackson. The procession was led by Allen Johnson, Reverend #MartinLutherKing  and other #civilrightsleaders . The Mississippi #police  came prepared with riot gear and rifles in case the #protest  turned #violent , but while tensions were high in the stand-off between police and marchers, leaders of the movement remained #nonviolent .
Visited Medgar Evers Home Museum today... #americanhero #medgarevers #medgarevershome
A few days early in remembrance of your assassination. #medgarevans #civilrights #weshallovercome #roadtrip
Finally, the opportunity to visit Mr. Evers home. #freedomesummer #thisisMS