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June 22 — 48 Years Pass Since Murders of 3 Mississippi Civil Rights Workers: James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner

This June 22…48 years since the Mississippi murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner… Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman   Abandoned car, found in Neshoba County, Mississippi A Tribute … “Perhaps the most notable episode of violence came in Freedom Summer of 1964, when civil rights activists James Chaney, […]

Early CORE Volunteer’s Daughter Asks ‘Where Are We Going?’

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Linda Keita has a story to tell. It’s an important account of her mother’s life and helps us to understand where we have been with respect to civil rights, and where we are going. “My Mother Susie Mae Young Thomas was born in Tulsa Oklahoma 1930 during her school years she had grown tired of […]

Cold Cases; From the Folks Who Brought Us COINTELPRO

Counter Intelligence Programs Against Activists in the 60s: COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the United States. The FBI used covert operations from its inception, however […]