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By Don Mitchell

To coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the liberty summer time murders, this may be the 1st booklet for teenagers to discover the harrowing actual tale of 3 civil rights staff slain by means of the KKK.

In June of 1964, 3 idealistic younger males (one black and white) have been lynched by way of the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi. They have been attempting to check in African americans to vote as a part of the liberty summer time attempt to carry democracy to the South. Their disappearance and homicide brought on a countrywide uproar and used to be some of the most major incidents of the Civil Rights circulate, and contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
THE FREEDOM summer season MURDERS would be the first ebook for teenagers to take a accomplished examine the brutal murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, via to the conviction in 2005 of mastermind Edgar Ray Killen.

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Reenie, good to her word, maintained a safe distance behind. I miss William Worthington. I see Daniel in passing. He is two years older than I. Daniel has taken his brother’s death hard. Perhaps if we spoke together of William, it would bring comfort to us both. I did the marketing for Grandmother, filling her cupboards. Grandmother sat in her hearth chair, a blanket up around her neck. She crossed her arms under the blanket and cursed Mr. Lincoln. The bones of her elbows poked inside the blanket like a pair of fishhooks.

We got the crew and passengers safely back to Fenwick, though we had as difficult a time landing as we had pushing off. It took several attempts to bring the boat safely to shore. Keeper Dunne remained at his watch at the Light, and Father and I led the men up the beach to the house and gave them blankets. To my surprise and great relief I discovered that Mother, in our absence, had prepared food and warm drinks. My own body was so tired and so cold from the relief effort, I don’t know how I could have done by myself all Mother did for us.

Temperature within one degree of zero this morning. Monday, February 11, 1861 Clear. W. Light. Temperature up around sixty. qxd 5/6/99 12:22 AM Page 38 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 S23 R24 Thursday, February 14, 1861 Cloudy and Fog. E. Moderate. Chill again. This restless weather is much like Mother’s moods, high and low, and never a clue as to what each day might bring. After morning chores I rowed across the Ditch and walked to school with the Osbourne children at my heels.

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