Legislation Calls for Probe of Civil Rights Crimes
Russell, Malik, The Crisis
In June 1964, three civil rights workers - James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and_Michael Schwerner were reported missing after traveling to Mississippi to volunteer with a summer voter registration campaign. On July 12 of that year, authorities combed the Mississippi River in search of the three young men, but instead discovered the bodies of Charles Moore and Henry Dee, two African American men who had been missing since that May.
The two men had been hitchhiking when they were allegedly abducted by Ku Klux Klansmen. They were taken into the woods, beaten and thrown into the Mississippi River alive. Their bodies had been weighted down with an engine block.
"I was mad, angry, …
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Publication information: Article title: Legislation Calls for Probe of Civil Rights Crimes. Contributors: Russell, Malik - Author. Magazine title: The Crisis. Volume: 112. Issue: 6 Publication date: November/December 2005. Page number: 8. © The Crisis Publishing Company Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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