Civil Rights Workers Murder Case Reopen

Host Bob Edwards talks to Jerry Mitchell, a reporter with the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, about the possibility that State Attorney General Mike Moore will reopen the case of three civil rights workers murdered in 1964. Moore says that new witnesses have been identified in the killings of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman and that investigators are poring over thousands of pages of FBI files. Seven alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan were convicted of federal conspiracy charges in 1967, but local authorities never filed murder charges.



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