“THERE ARE THOSE WHO ARE ALIVE YET WILL NEVER LIVE, THERE ARE THOSE WHO ARE DEAD YET WILL LIVE FOREVER, GREAT DEEDS INSPIRE AND ENCOURAGE THE LIVING.”
– Inscription on the grave of James Earl Chaney
In 1964, three brave Civil Rights Volunteers, James Chaney, Mickey Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman, were murdered in Mississippi for trying to help African Americans the right to vote. Although the murderers were identified, they were never tried, due to the racism of the time. Today, there is a growing movement, in Mississippi and across the nation, to bring the all of the killers to justice.
James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman gave their lives for the cause of justice. We must not let them be forgotten – the murderers must be brought to justice!