Mississippi Burning ~The End Game 2006 avi
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The murders of James Chaney, a 21-year-old black man from Meridian, Mississippi, Andrew Goodman, a 20-year-old Jewish anthropology student from New York, and Michael Schwerner, a 24-year-old Jewish social worker also from New York, helped symbolize the dangers of the civil rights movement as part of what became known as "Freedom Summer of " of 1964.
Eighteen male suspects were put on trial in 1967 for civil rights violations only, with just seven of the men being found guilty (see U.S. v. Cecil Price et. al.). Two of the defendants, E.G. Barnett, a Democratic candidate for sheriff, and Edgar Ray Killen, a local minister, had been strongly implicated in the murder according to witnesses, but a deadlocked jury set them free.
On January 6, 2005, Killen was indicted by a Neshoba County grand jury on three counts of murder. On June 21, 2005, Killen was convicted on three counts of manslaughter on the 41st anniversary of the killings.
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