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  • 3 slain civil rights workers to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    2 weeks ago

    Three civil rights workers killed in Mississippi in 1964 while registering black voters will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom 50 years after their deaths.

    James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner are among 19 recipients of the highest civilian honor awarded...

  • Civility replaces violence in ‘Last White Night’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 22, 2013 | 12:36 pm

    In June 1965, during the most violent days of the civil rights movement, 21-year-old Paul Saltzman drove from Toronto to Mississippi to become a freedom fighter with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

    Just a year before, Klansmen from Neshoba County, Miss., had...

  • Jewish-Black Ties Loosen Over Years

    By Rachel Pomerance

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The storied tale of Jewish Northerners heading South in the 1960s to fight for blacks' voting rights has taken its place as one of the most distinctive cross-cultural relationships in U.S. history.

    Until now, the 1964 murders of three civil rights campaigners has been unresolved....

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