Medgar Evers was an American World War II veteran; he also worked as a civil rights activist in Mississippi. He served the ‘NAACP’ as its state field secretary. In the 1950s, he became active in the ‘Civil Rights Movement.’ He worked towards eliminating segregation at the ‘University of Mississippi,’ expanded opportunities for Africans Americans, including the application of voting rights and towards ending the segregation of public facilities. Here is a collection of enlightening and empowering quotes and thoughts by Medgar Evers on America, life, love, strength, hope, control, education, God, library, school, heaven, community, teachers, change, voting etc.
It may sound funny, but I love the South. I don't choose to live anywhere else. There's land here, where a man can raise cattle, and I'm going to do it some day. There are lakes where a man can sink a hook and fight the bass. There is room here for my children to play and grow, and become good citizens-if the white man will let them.
When you hate, the only person that suffers is you because most of the people you hate don't know it and the rest don't care.
When a black Jacksonian looks about his home community, he sees a city of over 150,000, of which 40% is Negro, in which there is not a single Negro policeman or policewoman, school crossing guard, or fireman.
The Negro has been here in America since 1619, a total of 344 years. He is not going anywhere else; this is country is his home. He wants to do his part to help make his city, state, and nation a better place for better place for everyone, regardless of color and race.