Medgar Evers assassinated (32 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Context

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.

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 05 December 2016.]


Related Groups

  1. American Civil-Rights Movement in the 1960s