Inaccuracies Of Andrew Goodman

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3.) Besides Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Malcolm X, identify and describe an African American who helped shape and push for civil liberties for the African American community before 1980. Andrew Goodman was born on November 23, 1943 in New York City. Goodman became involved with social and political activism at a young age. While in high school, he participated in the Youth March for Integrated Schools in 1958. When he was a student at Queens College, he also participated in the March on Washington and protested at the 1964 World’s Fair. He helped in a program for African Americans in Mississippi in the summer of 1964. There was a training session program in Ohio that he attend in June. While there in training, he met Michael Schwerner …show more content…

He describe Meridian to his family as “a wonderful town” and that “our reception was very good” from the local community, this is according to This was Andrew Goodman last message home. On June 21, 1964, Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman was together when they were pulled over by the police for allegedly speeding. The boys was thrown in jail until late that night. That’s when they was later seen for the last time getting into their car and driving away. When the boys went missing, it got national attention and the reason for it was because two white men, which is Goodman and Schwerner had been missing. There was a search done for the boys in the area but President Lyndon Johnson had the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate this case. The car was found two days later. The car had been burned but there was sign of the Goodman, Chaney or Schwerner. The young men bodies was found in August with fatally shot wounds. There was not much done on these young men murders but the federal government brought charges of civil rights violations against those that was involved in the murder. There was eighteen men involved in the murder but only seven was convicted in 1965. The FBI worked the case to bring justice to these innocent young men. The members of Neshoba County law enforcement decided to give the Klu Klux Klan a head start regarding to Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney. The two carloads of Klan members pursed the the boys and reached them on a local road. The Klan members killed them and hid their

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