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A collection of quotes by Medgar Evers on assassination, death, family, hate, suffering, ideas, men, children, race, and heart.

9 Famous Quotes By Medgar Evers

Born On: July 2, 1925
Died On: June 12, 1963
Born In: Decatur, Mississippi U.S.
Died At Age: 37
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.

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

Medgar Evers

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.

Medgar Evers

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.

Medgar Evers

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.

Medgar Evers

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.

Medgar Evers

The gifts of God should be enjoyed by all citizens in Mississippi.

Medgar Evers

I'm looking to be shot any time I step out of my car... If I die, it will be in a good cause. I've been fighting for America just as much as the soldiers in Vietnam.

Medgar Evers

Freedom has never been free... I love my children and I love my wife with all my heart. And I would die, die gladly, if that would make a better life for them.

Medgar Evers

Freedom has never been free.

Medgar Evers