Medgar Evers assassinated

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note


On 12 June, civil rights leader Medgar Evans was gunned down outside his home. On 5 February 1994, Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the Ku Klux Klan was found guilty of the murder.

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Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "Medgar Evers assassinated". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5660, accessed 01 August 2015.]


Related Groups

  1. American Civil-Rights Movement in the 1960s