Medgar Evers was an important figure during the Civil Rights Movement. Evers was born on July 2nd, 1925 in Mississippi. He was one of the most noticeable civil rights activist in Mississippi. Medgar Evers was the first state field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi. He organized voter- registration efforts, demonstrations, and economic boycotts of companies that formed discrimination against colored people. He was also responsible for investigating crimes going on against blacks, trying his best to prevent them from happening and also trying to find the people that do these crimes and stop further more actions. He worked to learn how the state handled crimes against African Americans, and that's what devoted him to want to end segregation. Medgar Evers wanted to go to law school in Mississippi but was rejected. He joined the NAACP. Medgar Evers worked with Thurgood Marshall looking at legal challenges that had to do with racial discrimination. One famous case they won was the Brown v. Board of Education case, in May 1954, to end segregation of schools. It wasn't easy for them, it took many years for it to pass the Supreme Court but when it finally did, it changed many colored people's lives. After they won, Medgar Evers decided to travel around Mississippi and unite new members to join the NAACP and organized voter registration efforts. He fought racial injustices.
Medgar Evers died on June 12th, 1963. He was assassinated from discriminators due to his high profile as a member of the NAACP and was a target from those who opposed to his research and protesting against segregation and discrimination of African Americans and colored people.