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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