Medgar Evers and the NAACP
A Graphic History of the Civil Rights Movement
Medgar Evers's story of courage, dignity, and sacrifice is a reminder of the high price some paid to ensure that the United States would meet its promise of equal rights and equal opportunity for all. After fighting for his country in World War II, Evers came home to a nation that treated him as a second-class citizen. He joined the NAACP and worked tirelessly to change conditions for African Americans. He paid a terrible price for his efforts--his life was taken by a white supremacist. Through powerful illustrations and accessible text, this dramatic graphic novel highlights Evers's courage and dignity during a dark period in American history.
* Reviews *Series review: A Graphic History of the Civil Rights Movement Focusing on action and drama, these titles highlight the lives of Civil Rights heroes. The author makes effective use of the graphic-novel format. The texts of the comic-style sections are easy to follow. these titles offer an exciting look at important history in an appealing format.School Library Journal