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Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963) was an African American civil rights activist from Mississippi involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi. He became active in the civil rights movement after returning from overseas service in World War II and completing secondary education; he became a field secretary for the NAACP.

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New York City Comptroller and 2013 Mayoral candidate Liu arrives at an event at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn
New York City Comptroller and 2013 Mayoral candidate Liu arrives at an event at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn
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