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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, […]

Civil-rights era injustices still haunt us

MARY SANCHEZ COMMENTARY Civil-rights era injustices still haunt usBy MARY SANCHEZ Anyone who has ever uttered an apology knows the power of these three words: “I am sorry.” Apologies are the precursors to forgiveness, to healing. They’re necessary to put bitterness behind us and let us move on with our lives. This came to mind […]

Newspaper Recalls 1964 Mississippi Murders of Civil Rights Workers

Memories of three civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi are kept alive as an Alabama sociologist joins a small group demonstrating this past summer in Philadelphia, Miss. Landmark civil rights trial was Hattiesburg American’s top story 40 years agoBy PATRICK MAGEE Editor’s note: The Hattiesburg American, which is celebrating its 110th anniversary as a newspaper, […]