This Day in Jewish History 1964: KKK Kills Three Activists During Freedom Summer

Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman were volunteering in the South for the Congress for Racial Equality in 1964 when they were murdered by local Klansmen.

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On June 21, 1964, three young civil-rights workers – 24-year-old Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, 21, and Andrew Goodman, 20 – were murdered in rural Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan members working in coordination...