Medgar Evers: The Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Rights movement was just about to peak in the early 60’s. There was war abroad, but on the home front, African Americans were taking a strong stance to gain their rights (Faragher, 905). Political activists led the way, and white Americans took notice. Neither side was willing to back down. To the credit of all who sacrificed their lives for the movement, society progressed and laws like the Civil Rights Act of 1964 were produced. Medgar Evers, one who gave his life for the advancement of African Americans, was finally honored 30 years after his death with the conviction of his killer. Medgar Evers was 37 at the time of his death. Field director for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People sys, he was shot in
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