Freedom Summer Murders

Freedom Summer Murders (HM1533)

Location: Philadelphia, MS 39350 Neshoba County
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N 32° 39.817', W 89° 1.867'

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On June 21,1964 voting rights activists John Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, who had come here to investigate the burning of Mt. Zion Church , were murdered. Victims of a Klan conspiracy, their deaths provoked national outrage and led to the first successful federal prosecution of a civil rights case in Mississippi.
HM NumberHM1533
Year Placed1989
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 11:00pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 309528 N 3615819
Decimal Degrees32.66361667, -89.03111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 39.817', W 89° 1.867'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 39' 49.02" N, 89° 1' 52.02" W
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Area Code(s)601, 662, 769
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1163 Co Rd 515, Philadelphia MS 39350, US
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