'Freedom Summer' Changed the South 50 Years Ago

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Some Were Murdered 

Days before preparation began, three volunteers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner, disappeared and were found buried near Philadelphia, Mississippi, on June 21, 1964. The men were investigating the burning of a Black church. The group was beaten and shot to death. This heightened the alarm felt by volunteers-in-training.

(Photo: AP Photo/FBI, File)

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