Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman of New York, and James
Chaney of Meridian, Mississippi were civil rights workers whose
bodies were found buried in a dam near Philadelphia, Mississippi.
Before disappearing from Neshoba County in June 1964, they had been
investigating an arson attack on a proposed site for a Freedom
school (temporary free schools for African Americans) in Mount Zion
Methodist Church. They were murdered by members of the Ku Klux
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- American Civil-Rights Movement in the 1960s