The work of world-renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden and Mississippi state forensic pathologist Dr. Steven Hayne has revealed the possibility of additional gunmen. Baden said two additional bullets still in Chaney’s body could be matched to weapons.
Top Mississippi leaders kept close ties with those accused of being killer members of the Klan, discouraging and discrediting the FBI investigation into the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers, The Clarion-Ledger has found.
Clutching her daughter’s arm with one hand and her cane with the other, Fannie Lee Chaney took small unsteady steps to the witness stand. Fannie Lee recalls her last moments with her son, James Chaney and friends Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman.
Jury selection resumes at the courthouse in the case against Killen, the sawmill operator and part-time preacher who’s pleaded innocent to three counts of murder in the June 21, 1964, Klan killings of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman. Killen was greeted by J.J. Harper of Cordele, Ga., imperial wizard of the American White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner became the best-known martyrs from the nation's civil rights movement, yet less is known about them than the Klansmen who killed them. This is their story.
Edgar Ray Killen, accused of collaborating with law officers and others in the 1964 killings of three civil rights workers, boasted a decade later that he had law enforcement support to carry out violence.
A 14-year-old Attorney general Jim Hood was awoken one night with a phone call saying his first cousin, Glen Ford, had been killed. “As a victim, you never forget,” said Hood, who talked about his cousin’s death after a Neshoba County grand jury returned an indictment in perhaps Mississippi’s most infamous triple murder: the June 21, 1964, killings of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman.
Four decades after Edgar Ray Killen allegedly engineered the killings of three civil rights workers here, the reputed Klansman pleaded not guilty Friday to three counts of murder in the first-ever state charges in the case.