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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.
The gifts of God . . . should be enjoyed by all citizens in Mississippi.

Our only hope is to control the vote.
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.
If we don't like what the Republicans do, we need to get in there and change it. . .
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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