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Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr

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"Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr" delves into the life and legacy of Medgar Wiley Evers, a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement whose work in Mississippi during the 1950s and '60s set the stage for profound social change. As the NAACP's first full-time field secretary in Mississippi, Evers confronted the virulent racism of the era head-on, organizing economic boycotts, sit-ins, and voting drives despite the constant threat to his life. Published on November 1, 2011, this biography not only recounts Evers's courageous activism but also paints an intimate portrait of him as a leader, husband, brother, and father, drawing from extensive interviews and archival research. High school readers will find Evers's story a compelling testament to the power of grassroots activism in the fight for racial and economic justice, and voting rights. This book is not merely a biography but an inspiring call to action, urging today's youth to reflect on how they too can contribute to the ongoing struggle for justice and equality.
Published by University of Arkansas Press on November 1, 2011
453 pages
ISBN: 9781557289735
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