Medgar Wiley Evers

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Noun1.Medgar Wiley Evers - United States civil rights worker in Mississippi; was killed by a sniper (1925-1963)
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There is a major motion picture about him, a college named after him, and an institute dedicated to his legacy--but who was this man, Medgar Wiley Evers? What did he fight for?
At 1.14 a.m, Medgar Wiley Evers, the 37-year-old black civil rights leader and World War II veteran, died without ever regaining consciousness.
He said he'd prefer Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport had more flight selections, and acknowledged: "If you were just starting a company today, you'd probably pick a city with better travel options."