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Black History Month 2016, Medgar Evers

February 24, 2016

Watch the video on American civil rights activist, Medgar Evers, and answer the questions below. Evers was from Mississippi and worked to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi.

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/medgar-evers

1. When and where was Medgar Evers murdered?

2. Who Murdered Medgar Evers and why did they do it?

3. What happened once he was taken to the hospital?


12 Comments

1. June 1963 in the driveway of his home.

2. Byron De La Beckwith killed Medgar because Medgar was a well known civl rights activists.

3. The doctors refused to work on him because he was colored and after they finally started it was to late.

 Cort S.   Thu, February 25, 2016

1.Medgers was mudered in june 12 1963 and he was murdered in the back drive way of his house in Jackson Mississippi
2.he was murdered by Byron De Le Beckwith a white supremacist
3. the hospital had to think about taking him to the hospital because he was a colerd man but they finally accepted him

 Latrell A.   Thu, February 25, 2016

1. June 12, 1963 He was shot in his driveway in Jackson, Mississippi at 12:40 A.M
2. He was murdered by Byron De La Beckwith, because of his race and he was the first field secretary of the Mississippi NAACP
3. They would not let him into the nearest hospital because he was colored.

 Callista B.   Thu, February 25, 2016

1. He was murdered on June 12th, 1963 he was shot in the back in the driveway of his home in Jackson.

2. He was murdered by Byron De La Beckwith.

3. He died less than a hour later at a nearby hospital.

 Charlie Roberts   Thu, February 25, 2016

1. he was murdered june 12 1963 out side of his house

2. by Byron De La Beckwith

3. in the Arlington national cemetery

 Seth Yarrington   Thu, February 25, 2016

1. June 12, 1963, in his office, was in the drive way across the street
2.Byron De La Beckwith a white supremacist, they did it because he was black
3. there was a contrivers because he was colored

 Jasmine Tyler   Thu, February 25, 2016

1,June 12 1963 in the back of his driveway in jackson missipi
2.Bryonede la beck with because of the
3.They had tried to give him a tremens then they buried him

 Zakar Simmons   Thu, February 25, 2016

1. He was murdered outside his house
2. He was murdered by Bryon De La Beckwith
3. He died in the hospital

 Madisen J.   Thu, February 25, 2016

1. June 12, 1963 at 12:40 a.m., in the driveway of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
2. Byron De La Beckwith
3. they regected him

 Destiny M.   Thu, February 25, 2016

1.June 12, 1963 at 12:40 a.m., Evers was shot in the back in the driveway of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.

2.Bryon De La Beckwith and he did it because he was a White Supremacist

3.There was a controversie because he was a colored man but they finally accepted him 45 minutes

 Tyler S.   Thu, February 25, 2016

1. he was killed by Byron De La Beckwith on june 12 1963

2. Byron De La Beckwith

3. he live for 45 min then died

 Philip Jr Parker   Thu, February 25, 2016

1. On June 12, 1963 at 12:40 am, in the driveway of his home.
2. Byron De La Beckwith killed him because he didn't approve of a man of color in that position.
3. The hospital didn't really want to treat him because he was colored.

 Sarah M.   Fri, February 26, 2016