In the early morning of June 12, 1963, Evers pulled into his driveway after returning from a meeting with NAACP lawyers. Emerging from his car and carrying NAACP T-shirts that read “Jim Crow Must Go,” Evers was struck in the back with a bullet fired from an Enfield 1917 rifle; it ricocheted into his home. He staggered 30 feet before collapsing. He died at a local hospital 50 minutes later.
- June 12 Central Mississippi TEA Party meeting to focus on racial reconciliation (mississippipep.wordpress.com)