Michael Schwerner

Nov 6, 1939 - Jun 21, 1964

Michael Henry "Mickey" Schwerner, was one of three Congress of Racial Equality field workers killed in rural Neshoba County, Mississippi, by members of the Ku Klux Klan. Schwerner and two co-workers, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman, were killed in response to their civil rights work, which included promoting voting registration among African Americans, most of whom had been disenfranchised in the state since 1890.
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