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Decatur in Newton County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Medgar Evers

 
 
Medgar Evers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, December 1, 2011
1. Medgar Evers Marker
Inscription. Medgar Wiley Evers, born in Decatur July 2, 1925, was a graduate of Newton Vocational High School and Alcorn College. After serving in the military in WWII, he returned to Decatur and, along with his brother, Charles, attempted to register to vote here in 1946, but was turned away. An active participant in the fight to end racial segregation, Medgar Evers was later named as Mississippi's first NAACP Field Secretary. On June 12, 1963, Evers was assassinated outside his home in Jackson. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery.
 
Erected 2004 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 32° 26.33′ N, 89° 6.497′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Mississippi, in Newton County. Marker is on West Broad Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur MS 39327, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sherman at Decatur (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doolittle C.S.A. Cemetery (approx. 8 miles away); Grierson's Raid (approx. 8.8 miles away); Confederate Hospital (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsWar, World II
 
Medgar Evers' grave at Arlington National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 2, 2015
2. Medgar Evers' grave at Arlington National Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi.   2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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