Byron De La Beckwith



Age: 80


Summary: white supremacist and a former Ku Klux Klan member who was serving a two life term for the 1963 assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers outside his Jackson, Mississippi home, in which it became one of the most notorious events in the violence that marked the civil rights era and later symbolized a transformation in Mississippi for over three decades.



Cause of Death: Cardiovascular disease


Born: November 9, 1920


Died: January 21, 2001


Location: Jackson, Mississippi