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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Evers, Medgar Wiley 1925-1963. American civil rights worker in Mississippi who was killed by a sniper soon after the broadcast of a pro-civil rights speech by President John F. Kennedy. His work was continued by his brother Charles (born 1923).

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  • n. United States civil rights worker in Mississippi; was killed by a sniper (1925-1963)

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  • Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Donna Arduin Evers of Chevy Chase; three children, Christina McFarren of Berryville, Va.,

    Robert J. Evers

  • While using the name Evers, he had worked as an Oregon liquor agent since 2002.

    FOXNews.com

  • Medgar Evers' assassination in 1963 inspired Bill Russell to offer help in Mississippi When civil-rights leader Medgar Evers was killed in Jackson, Miss., in 1963, Boston Celtics star Bill Russell called Evers' brother to ask how he could help.

    The Seattle Times

  • A long time ago, Humanity sold planet Earth to a group called the Evers in order to gain peace and a virtual utopia for themselves and for future generations.

    Paste Magazine

  • Democrats in Washington have passed the word to people such as Evers that it would be a smart move to endorse Wallace.

    Oral History Interview with U. W. Clemon, July 17, 1974. Interview A-0006. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • From Bulgaria to Bend: The 'Evers'/Krasev Mystery Revealed

    KTVZ.com - Local Headlines

  • Both New York guest teachers starting this school year at Medgar Evers College Preparatory school in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and the Brewster School District, about 50 miles north of the city.

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  • Esmeralda Simmons, executive director of the Center for Law and Justice at Medgar Evers College, said she understands that motive but doesn't agree the answer is a new district that may include New York suburbs.

    Harlem Faces a Historic Shift

  • Worse still, we had the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr, Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X. The environment was in trouble – in fact, it was in 1969 that the Cuyahoga River caught on fire in Cleveland, causing the city to be given the nickname “The Mistake on the Lake”.

    When Was Your Time Best? | myFiveBest

  • He tackled the part of Byron De La Beckwith, the suspected killer of Medgar Evers, the African-American civil rights activist, in 1996′s Ghosts of Mississippi.

    Five People Born on April 18 | myFiveBest

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