Medgar Evers

1925 - 1963

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Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963) was an American civil rights activist in Mississippi, the state's field secretary for the NAACP, and a World War II veteran who had served in the United States Army. He worked to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi, end the segregation of public facilities, and expand opportunities for African Americans, which included the enforcement of voting rights. A college graduate, Evers became active in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Medgar Evers has received more than 3,678,236 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Medgar Evers is the 333rd most popular social activist (down from 319th in 2019), the 4,849th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,876th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular American Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Medgar Evers ranks 333 out of 544Before him are Harry Wu, Mohammad Ali Jauhar, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Alice Paul, Edna Parker, and Yagan. After him are Marie Popelin, Lev Chernyi, Anatoly Marchenko, Hector Hodler, Huey P. Newton, and William Luther Pierce.

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Among people born in 1925, Medgar Evers ranks 245Before him are Carmen Martín Gaite, Jimmy Reed, Shehu Shagari, Jan Wolkers, Alki Zei, and Francisco Rodrigues. After him are Jeanne Crain, Carlo Di Palma, John Shepherd-Barron, Antoine Duhamel, Attilâ İlhan, and Roy Haynes. Among people deceased in 1963, Medgar Evers ranks 109Before him are Vsevolod Ivanov, Fernando Tambroni, Sophus Nielsen, André Maschinot, Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, and Mary Agnes Chase. After him are Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Edwin Linkomies, Marie Marvingt, Lee Wallard, Pingali Venkayya, and Ahmed Lutfi el-Sayed.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Medgar Evers ranks 4,849 out of 15,968Before him are Ron Ely (1938), Lauryn Hill (1975), Edna Parker (1893), Robert Towne (1934), Eric S. Raymond (1957), and Silas Weir Mitchell (1969). After him are Charles Coburn (1877), Joss Whedon (1964), Jeanne Crain (1925), Dusty Hill (1949), Sargent Shriver (1915), and Maclyn McCarty (1911).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Medgar Evers ranks 43Before him are Abbie Hoffman (1936), Lester R. Brown (1934), Samantha Smith (1972), Mary Edwards Walker (1832), Alice Paul (1885), and Edna Parker (1893). After him are Huey P. Newton (1942), William Luther Pierce (1933), Louise Bryant (1885), Cesar Chavez (1927), Eugene V. Debs (1855), and Afeni Shakur (1947).