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Medgar Evers
(1925-1963) born on
Jul 02
US civil rights leader. He was shot to death in front of his home; became martyr for civil rights cause; awarded 1963 Spingarn Medal.
         
   
F
The gifts of God . . . should be enjoyed by all citizens in Mississippi.

R
Our only hope is to control the vote.
A
I'm looking to be shot any time I step out of my car . . . If I die, it will be in a good cause. I've been fighting for America just as much as the soldiers in Vietnam.
N
If we don't like what the Republicans do, we need to get in there and change it. . .
K
You can kill a man but you can't kill an idea.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Black 100," by Columbus Salley, 1993.
R: c. 1963.
A: Medgar was assasinated in front of his home on 12 Jun 1963; In "Before the Mayflower," by Lerone Bennett, Jr., 1982.
N: Explanation for his joining the Republican Party, 12 May 1989.
K: In "The Book of Quotes," by Barbara Rowes, 1979.
   


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