Medgar Evers Assassinated

Portrait of Medgar Evers

Jackson, MS - Five days after his NAACP speech, where he stated that "Freedom has never been free . . . I love my children and I love my wife with all my heart. And I would die, and die gladly, if that would make a better life for them," Evers was assassinated outside of his home. His brother, James Charles, later becomes the first Black mayor of Fayette, Mississippi in 1969.