Murdered Negro integration leader Medgar Evers will be buried Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery -- the national memorial cemetery for America's fallen warriors -- just outside of Washington.
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Background: Murdered Negro integration leader Medgar Evers will be buried Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery -- the national memorial cemetery for America's fallen warriors -- just outside of Washington.
Evers, a veteran of World War Two, was shot in the back and killed last week in Jackson, Mississippi.He had been a leader in the Negro struggle for equal rights.
Funeral services were held for him Saturday in Jackson, and emotional Negroes rioted.
On sunday, Evers body was loaded aboard a train at Meridian, Mississippi.The coffin was draped with an American flag and was loaded aboard the train during an emotional scene.
However, during the trip to Washington, there were no demonstrations along any of the way stations, although the railway baggage car door was opened to show the coffin.
When it arrived in Washington, about 1,000 Negroes were on hand to greet its arrival.And as it was borne away in a hearse to a funeral home, the Negroes staged a spontaneous march for 25 blocks to the undertaking parlor.There were no incidents along the route.