Medgar Evers: “Freedom has never been free.”


“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, WWII vet and the NAACP’s first field secretary for Mississippi. He was assassinated on June 12, 1963. President Kennedy made sure that Medgar was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

Medgar Evers
Medgar Evers


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“Medgar Evers: ‘Freedom has never been free.’” sources: Photograph of Medgar taken in 1961 when he was at the Oval Office in the White House – “Medgar Evers.” Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation,