CANCELLED: Mississippi Burning: The Lynching of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner, with Professor Peter Manos

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In June of 1964, three young Freedom Summer activists named James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner went missing in Mississippi. Authorities refused to investigate or prosecute, and the federal government was forced to get involved. Broadcaster Walter Kronkite said the search was “the focus of the whole country’s concern.” The men had been lynched, and when their bodies were discovered so were those of nine Black men and boys whose murders were not reported. The whole country was watching as the news revealed the men had been murdered by members of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan — which included officers of the county sheriff’s department and local police, drawing national outrage. Join Dr. Peter Manos, Professor of African American History at Cleveland State University, to peel back the layers of this legal case that triggered a shift in the Civil Rights Movement. This virtual program will be followed by Q&A.

This event has been cancelled.


Dec 02 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm