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Landmark Moments in Civil Rights History

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1963: Medgar Evers Murder

Mississippi's NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers was shot and killed on the doorstep of his Jackson, Mississippi, home by Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the White Citizens' Council.

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