JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi continues to remember the 1964 Freedom Summer. The Civil Rights movement was in full swing and the whole country was destined for change.
Of the most prominent deaths in the entire Civil Rights movement were Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney. The three were registering African-Americans to vote, and they were killed for it: beaten, shot and buried in an earthen dam near Philadelphia.
At Wednesdays “History is Lunch,” which is put on by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, former Miss. Secretary of State Dick Molpus described what he remembered living in Philadelphia as a 14-year-old boy.
You can listen to his full lecture here: