Medgar Evers and the NAACP
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Medgar Evers and the NAACP by Gary Jeffrey

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Published by Gareth Stevens Publishing in New York .
Written in English


  • African American civil rights workers,
  • Race relations,
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Civil rights,
  • Civil rights movements,
  • History,
  • African Americans,
  • Biography,
  • Civil rights workers

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementGary Jeffrey
SeriesA graphic history of the civil rights movement
LC ClassificationsF349.J13 J44 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25102073M
ISBN 109781433974953, 9781433974960
LC Control Number2011045581

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The NAACP called on Medgar's brother, Charles, to continue the work as Field Secretary. In 1 , Charles became the first African American since Reconstruction to be elected mayor of a Mississippi city, Fayette. (top) Mississippi NAACP Field Direc- tor Charles Evers along with NAACP Ohio delegation of adults and youth. Get this from a library! Medgar Evers and the NAACP. [Gary Jeffrey; Nik Spender] -- In graphic novel format, describes Medgar Evers' efforts to gain equal rights for African Americans in Missisippi, his work with the NAACP, and his assassination in , which gave the Civil Rights.   On the evening of J -- the day President John F. Kennedy gave his most impassioned speech about the need for interracial tolerance "Medgar Evers, the NAACP's first field secretary in Mississippi, was shot and killed by an assassin's bullet in his driveway. The still-smoking gun -- bearing the fingerprints of Byron De La Beckwith, a staunch white supremacist -- was recovered . Evers’s wife, Myrlie, became a noted activist in her own right later in life, eventually serving as chairwoman of the NAACP. Medgar’s brother Charles returned to Jackson in July and served briefly in his slain brother’s place. Charles Evers remained involved in Mississippi Civil Rights for years to come. He resides in Jackson.

The Medgar Evers family, which now included two children, Darryl Kenyatta and Reena Denise, came to Jackson in January – the couple in had another son, James. Once in Jackson a residence for the family was quickly secured followed by the selection of the new NAACP office in the business hub of the local black community on North.   In , the NAACP named Medgar Evers (center) its first field secretary in Mississippi. Here, Evers and Roy Wilkins (left), executive secretary of the NAACP. CUNY Medgar Evers College Online Bookstore - the official textbook provider for CUNY Medgar Evers College students. Shop our marketplace for the lowest prices on new, used, eBook and rental. Students save an average of 60% off on the TextbookX marketplace.   The Medgar Evers family, which now included two children, Darryl Kenyatta and Reena Denise, came to Jackson in January In , the couple had another son, James. Once in Jackson, a new NAACP office was secured in the business hub of .

Civil rights activist Medgar Evers was the first state field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi. As such, he organized voter-registration efforts and economic boycotts, and investigated crimes Born: Book Description: In J , Mississippi's fast-rising NAACP leader Medgar Evers was gunned down by a white supremacist named Byron De La Beckwith. Beckwith escaped conviction twice at the hands of all-white Southern juries, and his crime went unpunished for more than three decades.   Civil rights activist Medgar Wiley Evers was well aware of the dangers he would face when he challenged the status quo in Mississippi in the s and '60s, a place and time known for the brutal murders of Emmett Till, Reverend George Lee, Lamar Smith, and others. Nonetheless, Evers consistently investigated the rapes, murders, beatings, and lynchings of black Mississippians and Reviews: 1. The Autobiography of Medgar Evers is the first and only comprehensive collection of the words of slain civil rights hero Medgar Evers. Evers became a leader of the civil rights movement during the late s and early s. He established NAACP chapters throughout the Mississippi delta region, and eventually became the NAACP's first field secretary in Mississippi.