Jun. 12, 2020
Medgar Evers Loved The Concept of Mississippi But Not State of Affairs In Mississippi
It’s been 57 years since Medgar Evers was murdered in the driveway of his home in Jackson, Mississippi. The hot, hate-filled bullet that sheared through Medgar Evers body silenced Medgar Evers voice but not his ideals for reaching the goal of an humane society. Many men and women led the fight for civil rights in this nation. However, there was only one Medgar Evers, who sought and fought so relentless for the freedom of black Mississippians during an era when any black man fighting for human and social rights in that vile state festering with hatred and violence was sacrificing life and limb on a daily basis. Medgar Evers love a state that hated every drop of blood that ran through his black body. The majority of whites, from the White Citizen Councils to the Ku Klux Klan plotted almost daily on ways to silence his voice before it gained substantial national power. Each and every time Medgar Evers left his home, or NAACP office, or church, or meeting room, Medgar Evers was leaving with a target on his chest. Medgar Evers knew this but yet he continued to go out days, nights, weekends to press for black justice, black citizenship and voting rights for every black Mississippian.