The murder of Andrew Goodman When justice changed all

The murder of Andrew Goodman and changed american culture forever.

KKK MEMBERS

BACKROUND

All three of the suspects James Chaney (21), Andrew Goodman (20), and Michael Schwerner (25) were working to register black voters (inforplease.com). The KKK burnt down 20 black churches. All three suspects were driving but got pulled over by an officer that was following them. Then they were imprisoned until dark and then the police released them to the Ku Klux Klan who beat them (pbs.org).

THREE CIVIL RIGHTS WORKERS

THE CRIME

The KKK went to the church that Schwerner went to and before they burned down the church they beat everyone in the church severely (pbs.org). The KKK ended up taking all three civil rights workers to "Rock cut Road" which was a lonely dirt road. They were all beaten and then shot to death. It was later proven in court that the Neshoba County's law enforcement and the KKK planned to kill them.(history.com)

THE AFTERMATH

The police investigated the case and found the men that murdered and were apart of the killing. In December Judge Cox sentenced 12 men that were apart of the killing of the three civil rights workers men to prison terms ranging from three to 10 years. After sentencing, he said, “They killed one nigger, one Jew, and a white man. I gave them what I thought they deserved.” None of the convicted men served more than six years in prison.(history.com)

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