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History > 20th century > USA > Civil rights era

 

James Chaney (1943-1964),

Andrew Goodman (1943-1964)

and Michael Henry Schwerner (1939-1964)

are beaten and shot dead

by Ku Klux Klan members

in Philadelphia, Mississippi on June 21, 1964

 

 

 

 

Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

displays pictures of three civil rights workers,

Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman

who were slain in Mississippi the summer before

at a news conference in New York on Dec. 4., 1964.

 

He commended the FBI for its arrests in Mississippi

in connection with the slayings.

 

As the burgeoning civil rights movement

gathered force in the 1960s,

demonstrators were brutalized and killed,

sometimes at the hands of law officers.

 

Many slayings remain unsolved.

 

But in some cases where local authorities

failed to go after the attackers or all-white juries

refused to convict, the federal government moved in

with civil rights charges.

 

Associated Press

 

Boston Globe > Big Picture

Revisiting Martin Luther King's 1963 Dream speech        August 28, 2013

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2013/08/revisiting_martin_luther_kings.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A “missing” poster

for Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney and Michael Henry Schwerner.

 

In 2005,

Mr. Killen was sentenced to 60 years in prison for their deaths.

 

Edgar Ray Killen, Convicted in ’64 Killings of Rights Workers, Dies at 92

By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN        NYT        JAN. 12, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/
obituaries/edgar-ray-killen-convicted-in-64-killings-of-rights-worker-dies-at-92.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporters of the Freedom Democratic Party

outside the Democratic National Convention

hold up signs bearing the likenesses of 3 slain civil rights workers

(L-R) Andrew Goodman, James Chaney & Michael Schwerner.

 

Location: Atlantic City, NJ, US

Date taken: August 1964

 

Photographer: Ralph Crane

Life Images

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/ea0dc7e6a01d769c.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olen Lavelle Burrage        1930-2013

 

Ku Klux Klan member

who owned

the Mississippi farm

where the bodies

of three slain

civil rights workers

were found in 1964

 

[ ... ]

 

The killing

of the voter-registration volunteers

Michael Schwerner,

Andrew Goodman

and James Chaney

on the night of June 21-22

in Philadelphia

shocked the nation,

leading to the passage

of the Voting Rights Act

the next year.

 

Along with bombings

of black churches

and other atrocities by the Klan,

it also helped cement

Mississippi’s image

as a haven of bigotry.

 

The case was the subject

of several books

and was dramatized

in the 1988 movie

Mississippi Burning.”

 

After local prosecutors

declined to bring murder charges

against anyone,

the federal government

indicted 18 men

on charges of conspiring

to violate the civil rights of the trio

on a lonely rural road in June 1964.

 

(The federal government

cannot bring murder charges,

except for murders

on federal property.)

 

Mr. Burrage

was one of eight

who were acquitted in 1967.

 

Seven were convicted,

and the jury deadlocked

on the other three.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/us/
olen-burrage-dies-at-82-linked-to-killings-in-1964.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/us/mississippi-
ends-inquiry-into-1964-killing-of-3-civil-rights-workers.html

http://www.ago.state.ms.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/
DOJ-Report-to-Mississippi-Attorney-General-Jim-Hood.pdf

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/29/us/
marcus-d-gordon-judge-in-mississippi-burning-case-dies-at-84.html

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/06/19/
323343703/still-learning-from-pearl-harbor-of-the-civil-rights-movement

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/us/
olen-burrage-dies-at-82-linked-to-killings-in-1964.html

http://blogs.clarionledger.com/jmitchell/2013/03/17/
olen-burrage-dies-and-so-does-possibility-of-prosecuting-the-mississippi-burning-case/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/16/us/
cartha-d-deloach-no-3-in-fbi-is-dead-at-92.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/22/us/
22mayor.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/apr/11/usa.
suzannegoldenberg1 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/03/18/us/
mississippi-reveals-dark-secrets-of-a-racist-time.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Chaney (1943-1964),

Andrew Goodman (1943-1964)

and Michael Henry Schwerner (1939-1964)

are beaten and shot dead

by Ku Klux Klan members

in Philadelphia, Mississippi, Neshoba County

on June 21, 1964

 

 

 

 

 The bodies of the three civil rights workers

were found buried in an earthen dam near Philadelphia, Miss., in 1964.

 

Credit F.B.I., via Associated Press

 

Edgar Ray Killen, Convicted in ’64 Killings of Rights Workers, Dies at 92

By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN        NYT        JAN. 12, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/
obituaries/edgar-ray-killen-convicted-in-64-killings-of-rights-worker-dies-at-92.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three civil rights workers

who were registering voters

in Philadelphia

James Chaney, who was black,

and Andrew Goodman

and Michael Schwerner,

who were white — were murdered.

 

In a 1967 trial,

seven of 18 defendants

were convicted of conspiracy.

 

Then in 2005,

Edgar Ray Killen,

an 80-year-old former Klansman,

was convicted of manslaughter

for the killings and sentenced

to 60 years in prison.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/22/us/22mayor.html

 

 

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/c/
james_chaney/index.html

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/s/
michael_schwerner/index.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/
obituaries/edgar-ray-killen-convicted-in-64-killings-of-rights-worker-dies-at-92.html

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/06/19/
323343703/still-learning-from-pearl-harbor-of-the-civil-rights-movement

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/21/
482914440/officials-close-investigation-into-1964-mississippi-burning-killings

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/05/us/
bill-eppridge-who-captured-powerful-60s-images-dies-at-75.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/us/
olen-burrage-dies-at-82-linked-to-killings-in-1964.html

 

http://movies.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/movies/13neshoba.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/24/us/24rights.html

http://movies.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/movies/13neshoba.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/22/us/22mayor.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/apr/11/usa.suzannegoldenberg1 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/15/us/15killen.html

http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/crights/mskillen10605ind.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/24/national/24killen.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/23/opinion/23thu4.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/22/national/22civil.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/22/us/22mayor.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/21/national/21civil.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/21/national/21outsiders.html

http://www.nytimes.com/images/promos/magazine/20050306lelyveld-magazine.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40 years on,

Mississippi Burning case finally reaches trial        2005

 

Forty years

after three civil rights workers

were killed on a dirt road in Mississippi

on a night that came to symbolise

the racial hate of the American south,

an elderly leader of the Ku Klux Klan

appeared in court yesterday

to be formally charged

with their murder.

 

In proceedings

interrupted by a bomb threat,

Edgar Ray Killen,

appeared handcuffed

and in an orange prison jump suit

to plead not guilty

to three counts of murder.

 

(...)

 

Killen was a preacher

and a local Klan leader

in Neshoba County, Mississippi

when the killings took place

in 1964.

 

The FBI identified him

as the ringleader of the gang

that ran the three

civil rights workers

off of a lonely road,

killed them,

and hid their corpses

in an earthen dam.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/jan/08/usa.suzannegoldenberg

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/
obituaries/edgar-ray-killen-convicted-in-64-killings-of-rights-worker-dies-at-92.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/jan/08/
usa.suzannegoldenberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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