Goodman, Chaney and Schwerner Murder Site

Goodman, Chaney and Schwerner Murder Site (HM1R53)

Location: Philadelphia, MS 39350 Neshoba County
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N 32° 39.812', W 89° 1.898'

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On June 21, 1964, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner were murdered near here by members of the Ku Klux Klan and local law enforcement. They were volunteers for Mississippi Freedom Summer, a drive to register black voters. While investigating the burning of nearby Mount Zion Church, they were arrested and shot. Their bodies were found August 4, 1964. Though no one was indicted for their murder until 2005, the crime sparked national outrage that helped spur passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
HM NumberHM1R53
Year Placed2013
Placed ByMississsippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 309479 N 3615810
Decimal Degrees32.66353333, -89.03163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 39.812', W 89° 1.898'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 39' 48.72" N, 89° 1' 53.88" W
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Area Code(s)601, 662, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1109-1163 Co Rd 515, Philadelphia MS 39350, US
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