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Tue Mar 27, 2012, 10:25 PM

19. Here's the true story behind Murder in Mississippi:

On June 21, 1964, three young civil rights workers—a 21-year-old black Mississippian, James Chaney, and two white New Yorkers, Andrew Goodman, 20, and Michael Schwerner, 24—were murdered near Philadelphia, in Nashoba County, Mississippi. They had been working to register black voters in Mississippi during Freedom Summer and had gone to investigate the burning of a black church. They were arrested by the police on trumped-up charges, imprisoned for several hours, and then released after dark into the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, who beat and murdered them. It was later proven in court that a conspiracy existed between members of Neshoba County's law enforcement and the Ku Klux Klan to kill them. /snip

Read more: The Murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman & Michael Schwerner - Civil Rights Case — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmjustice4.html#ixzz1qNHJxN66

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