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Medgar Evers Paper Merlyie Evers fight and sacrifice for a cause was extremely different than that of her husbands Merlyies time period for this action was 25 years In the making quite distinct than that of her husband She also did not sacrifice that much except for time in her case as he sacrificed his family for his cause She did not fight for the whole black community she fought for her husband There are some distinct facts of contrast and comparison when viewing both of these historic peoples story In Medgar Everss life there we many accomplishments that were done by this strong and brave man He enrolled in Alcorn AM College where he graduated in 1952 He then got a small job selling insurance as he traveled but when he started to notice the treatment of blacks in the south he started to fight back He joined the NAACP and in 1954 he was appointed Mississippis first field secretary He fought for the enforcement of the court decision of Brown v Board of Education of Topeka which outlawed school segregation the right to vote and encouraged boycotting merchants who were racist One night after a NAACP meeting he walked out of his car in front of his home and was shot dead in the back by a ruthless coward named Byron de la Beckwith Now a new fight would begin not for de-segregation but a fight for justice When Merlyie woke up the following morning after the murder she must have felt what Medgar had sacrificed He gave up his whole family and sacrificed himself to get equal word for a black man and his family Merlyie was trying to get justice done on Medgars part She never knew it would wind up ruining another mans life but when justice needs to be done all must be sacrificed That man was Bobby DeLauder He found new evidence which proved
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