Archive | Chaney

U.S. Senator James Eastland Tried to Fake Out LBJ Over Lynching of Freedom Summer Volunteers Schwerner, Goodman and Chaney


Car belonging to Freedom Summer volunteers Mchael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman — all killed in the summer of 1964 while helping register black voters in the state of Mississippi. The Sovereignty Commission is filled with documents on Mississippi Burning — the lynching of three young Freedom Summer volunteers who were killed on this […]

U,.S. Senator James Eastland Tried to Fake Out LBJ Over The Murders of Schwerner, Goodman and Chaney

U.S. Senator James O. Eastland (1904 – 1986) From Chapter 18 of The Plan — A Historical Fiction Novel about Two Murdered Black, Gay Lawyers And A White Detective , All Killed Because They Knew Too Much About The Assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.*****“In the summer of 1964, three […]

Iowa Master Teacher Reviews Freedom Summer Book; Recalls Emmett Till Story

In the non-fiction section, I selected “Freedom Summer,” by Bruce Watson, published in June, 2010. As I scanned the pictorial section, the images brought back memories of that time. I was 13, and through the visual medium of television, I had seen the coverage of the assassination of JFK in November of 1963 and The […]

Federal building to be named after three civil rights heroes: Paul Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner

Unidentified Mississippi woman eulogizes Paul Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner. (Photograph by Susan Klopfer. Taken during a ceremony on the courthouse steps of Neshoba County, Mississippi) After countless Mississippi buildings, reservoirs and post offices named after the likes of Sen. James O. Eastland, Gov. Ross Barnett and politician Walter Sillers, there’s finally an effort to […]

Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act Becomes Law

Lake outside of Drew, Miss. where over the years bodies of black women were dumped. Lore is that female Klan members murdered the women, believing they had slept with their husbands.* * * A five-year quest to get the government to pay attention to half-century-old, unsolved murders from the civil rights era has finally paid […]

‘Why Only Killen?’ Bullets Still Left in Body of James Chaney Could Help Determine Who Else Was Involved in His Murder

Civil rights activist and author, Nan Woodruff, holds a protest sign near the Philadelphia, Miss. courthouse calling for re-examination of the murders of three civil rights workers that took place during Freedom Summer, back in 1964. Woodruff and others have been asking for several years why only one man, Edgar Ray Killen, was ever tried […]

MBURN: Mississippi Patrolman Dies

Casket holding the deceased mother of James Chaney, one of three civil rights workers murdered in Meridian, Mississippi in the summer of 1964. The FBI file’s name for the case is MBURN. (photo, Susan Klopfer) Harry J. Wiggs,73, of Philadelphia,Mississippi died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Neshoba County General Hospital. He was born and reared […]

Harry Wiggs, MISS Highway Patrolman, Dies; Linked to Mississippi Burning FBI Case

Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement walk through the wooded area where Michael Schwerner, Paul Goodman and James Chaney were murdered in 1964. The three young men were killed as they were initiating a voting rights project near Meridian, part of Freedom Summer. (Photo by Susan Klopfer) From the Land of Emmett Till […]

Roy Moore: FBI agent who pursued Ku Klux Klan killers

Nothing in Moore’s career could have prepared him for the challenge of protecting civil rights workers in the South. Born in Oregon in 1914, his early life was spent about as far from the Deep South as was possible for an American child. As a young man he served in the Marine Corps, before joining […]