… Should we name it after Medgar Evers?
on this day in 1963, Medgar Evers, Mississippi’s first field secretary for the NAACP, was gunned down in his Jackson driveway. & just as he proclaimed, “you can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea.” pic.twitter.com/9Xp8uQFqqu
— Maze (@MaisieBrownJxn) June 12, 2020
Today, we honor the life of Medgar Evers, WWII veteran and civil rights icon, on the anniversary of his murder, June 12, 1963. Evers fought for freedom in Europe, but it was his work as a civil rights leader in Mississippi that cost him his life. He is laid to rest in Section 36. pic.twitter.com/ZSXasY4bLE
— Arlington National Cemetery (@ArlingtonNatl) June 12, 2020
Today, on the 57th anniversary of the assassination of #MedgarEvers, we find ourselves in a moment where it is increasingly important to make our voices heard. In the fight for justice and equity, Medgar Wiley Evers knew that “our only hope is to control the vote.” pic.twitter.com/5M7AaMu6p2
— Medgar Evers College (@NewsatMedgar) June 12, 2020
On the night of Medgar Evers' death, he invited my dad with him to watch JFK's speech. My dad had just been cornered by cops for driving Evers' car. So my dad joked "nah, I'll get killed riding around with you."
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) June 12, 2020
Civil rights hero Medgar Evers fought to end segregation in Mississippi and secure our right to vote up until his assassination in 1963. Before his death, he said, “You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea.”
Let's honor his life by continuing his fight for voting rights. pic.twitter.com/cqPtBwJfOP
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 12, 2020