James Earl Chaney Research Paper

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I decided to do my writing on James Earl Chaney. James Earl Chaney was born in Meridian, Mississippi in 1943. He also went to a catholic school for his first nine grades.He wore NAACP badges to school to mark support of the civil rights movement and was suspended by the principal that feared what an all-white school board would think about it. He joined the fight for freedom as a teenager by participating in bus protests in 1962. James also participated in other non-violent protests with his younger brother. Chaney organized voter education classes and introduced Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) to some of the local churches. Chaney also helped transport CORE workers around. In 1964 he convinced Mt. Nebo Baptist Church to let

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