40 Years Later, Mississippi Lauds 'Freedom Riders' Forty years after they were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan, the U.S. Congress recognizes the efforts of James Chaney -- a black man from Mississippi -- and white New Yorkers Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman. The trio took part in the 1964 "Freedom Summer" program to organize voter education and registration programs throughout Mississippi.
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40 Years Later, Mississippi Lauds 'Freedom Riders'

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40 Years Later, Mississippi Lauds 'Freedom Riders'

40 Years Later, Mississippi Lauds 'Freedom Riders'

40 Years Later, Mississippi Lauds 'Freedom Riders'

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Forty years after they were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan, the U.S. Congress recognizes the efforts of James Chaney — a black man from Mississippi — and white New Yorkers Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman. The trio took part in the 1964 "Freedom Summer" program to organize voter education and registration programs throughout Mississippi.

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