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STATEMENT ASKING FOR JUSTICE IN THE JUNE 21, 1964, MURDERS OF JAMES CHANEY, ANDREW GOODMAN AND MICHAEL SCHWERNER

Forty years ago, on June 21, 1964, three young men, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were murdered in Neshoba County by members of the Ku Klux Klan. The state of Mississippi has …

44 Days in 1964
TANNEHILL/August 6, 1964 The full-scale exodus to the famed Neshoba County fairgrounds will be well underway this weekend. Mississippi’s “Giant Houseparty” officially opens Monday, although there will be programs …
Bodies of missing trio found buried in levee/August 6, 1964 The bodies of three missing civil rights workers who disappeared here on June 21 were uncovered in a dam of a pond by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 4. Michael …
$1 million suit filed against NBC, others (July 23, 1964) July 23, 1964 A lawsuit for $1,000,000 on behalf of Neshoba County Sheriff Lawrence A. Rainey has been filed in Chancery Court here, naming Buford W. Posey, the National Broadcasting Company, …
1964
July 2, 1964 You Name It —

This editor was interviewed by Time magazine last Saturday and tried to give that national publication a true picture of our way of life and our citizens as a whole. Here’s hopes the printed word …

Mayor Harbour issues statement Mayor Ab Davis Harbour of Philadelphia, in commenting on the possibility of a visit by people from other areas of the United States to engage in “civil rights” activities, had this to say on the …
July 2, 1964
Editorial n July 2, 1964 Visiting newsmen, we’re glad to have you

There have been about 80 of you newsmen in Philadelphia and Neshoba County since the three “civil rights” workers disappeared. It is unfortunate that it takes such a tragedy as this to get you to …

Historical context On June 21, 1964, three civil rights workers were murdered in Neshoba County. The trio had come here to investigate the burning of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church in the Longdale community off of …
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‘Scorching’ report is issued by grand jury (Oct. 1, 1964)

Oct. 1, 1964 The Neshoba County grand jury, in a scorching report on the refusal of federal agencies to cooperate in its attempt to solve the murder of the three ‘civil rights’ workers here …

APRIL 9, 1964/Editor denounces Klan The Ku Klux Klan burned 12 crosses in Neshoba County in April 1964. The following is an excerpt from Jack Tannehill's column "You Name It" that appeared on page 1 of The Neshoba Democrat on April 9, …
Edgar Ray Killen Pre-Trial

PRE-TRIAL/Jury selection first order of business

Selecting a 12-person jury and four or more alternates will be the first item of business Monday as the triple murder trial of Edgar Ray Killen gets under way at 9 a.m. in the courthouse. Voir …

The Edgar Ray Killen Trial

IMPACT/ Cafe thrives, goes wireless, others suffer

The Coffee Bean went wireless and thrived off the lunch traffic during the Edgar Ray Killen murder trial. But some downtown businesses suffered. It depends on whom you ask. Many establishments …

40Th Anniversary

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