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Medgar Evers (Grade 8)

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Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers fought in the Battle of Normandy during World War II.
  1. True
  2. False
After World War II, Medgar Evers settled in what historically African American town?

In 1952, Medgar Evers joined which organization to advocate for civil rights?
  1. Council of Federated Organizations
  2. Regional Council of Negro Leadership
  3. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  4. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
What event prompted Medgar Evers to apply for law school at the University of Mississippi?
  1. The Greensboro Sit-ins
  2. The murder of Emmett Till
  3. The Montgomery Bus Boycott
  4. The Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education
Medgar Evers was the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi.
  1. True
  2. False
Through the use of boycotts, Medgar Evers helped to integrate the Mississippi State Fair.
  1. True
  2. False
Medgar Evers tried to investigate the murder of Emmett Till.
  1. True
  2. False
Among the assassination attempts on Medgar Evers' life were a molotov cocktail thrown at his house and an attempt at running him over with a car.
  1. True
  2. False
What was unusual about the day that Medgar Evers was assassinated?

In 1964, Medgar Evers' killer Byron De La Beckwith was found guilty of Evers' murder by an all-white jury.
  1. True
  2. False

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