On This Date in Legal History

In 1964 James Chaney, Andy Goodman and Michael Schwerner traveled to Mississippi to help African-Americans register to vote, but in the process were murdered.

James Chaney, Andy Goodman and Michael Schwerner

James Chaney, Andy Goodman and Michael Schwerner

The United States Justice Department filed charges against eighteen defendants for violating the civil rights of the three victims. On October 20, 1967, seven men were found guilty. You can read the trial transcript at http://goo.gl/j73MQq. Also, there’s an excellent documentary called Neshoba: The Price of Freedom. The film focuses on Edgar Ray Killlen’s trial. He purportedly organized the murders.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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