History > 20th century > USA > Civil rights era > Medgar Wiley Evers 1925-1963
Original pic on Life
Medgar Evers’ funeral, Jackson, Mississippi, 1963.
Medgar, a member of the NAACP, had been shot dead.
His widow, Myrlie, comforts their son.
The image appeared on the cover of Life
— ‘I took pride in that,’ says Loengard.
Photograph: John Loengard
The Guardian Weekend p. 48 19.11.2005
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Whether he is photographing major stars or children in a park,
John Loengard always captures something unpredictable in an image.
It's a technique with a powerful result.
He talks to Alexander Chancellor
LIFE cover 06-28-1963
Son & widow of Medgar Evers attending his funeral
after he was killed by civil rights opponents.
Date taken: June 28, 1963
Photographer: John Loengard
after the assassination of her husband, Medgar Evers. Circa 1963.
Robert James Campbell, via the City of Burlington, Vt.
Photographs as Clues to a Mysterious Bohemian Life
By John Leland NYT Feb. 19, 2016
William Lowe Waller 1926-2011
as a prosecutor in 1964
he twice tried to convict
the civil rights leader
was serving a life term
for the 1963 killing
of Medgar Evers,
the Mississippi field secretary
for the National Association
for the Advancement
of Colored People.
of Mr. Evers, who was 37,
outside his Jackson home
was one of the most
in the violence that marked
the civil rights era.
The victim's wife, Myrlie,
and their three young children
had been watching
President John F. Kennedy
give a televised address
on civil rights on the night
of June 12, 1963.
Mr. Evers was at a meeting
of civil rights workers
at a nearby church.
Moments after Mr. Evers
stepped out of the car,
a sniper hiding in a clump
of honeysuckle vines
shot him with a high-powered
Mrs. Evers found
her mortally wounded husband
at the steps by a door to their house,
where he had managed to drag himself
after the bullet struck him in the back
and tore through his chest.
Mourners saying farewell
to slain NAACP official Medgar Evers at his funeral.
Location: Jackson, MS, US
Date taken: June 1963
Photographer: John Loengard
Medgar Evers memorial march in Los Angeles (Calif.)
Memorial March--Negroes and white join in procession
along Avalon Blvd. in memory of Medgar Evers,
slain Mississippi civil rights leader.
Demonstration was sponsored here by NAACP officials
Los Angeles Times (Firm), Publisher
Date: June 17, 1963
Less than three months after this photo was taken in March of 1963,
Medgar Evers was assassinated.
It is believed to be the only New York Times staff photo of him.
Credit Claude Sitton/The New York Times
In Covering Civil Rights, Reporter Enhanced His Words With Film
By RACHEL L. SWARNS and DARCY EVELEIGH NYT FEB. 4, 2017
Medgar Wiley Evers 1925-1963
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