June 21 - 1964 - The Murder of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner

During the "Freedom Summer" of 1964, the Congress of Racial Equality, better known as CORE, sought to register black people to vote throughout Mississippi. The White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan sought to stop the efforts of CORE and other civil rights groups. When the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office, which was filled with KKK members, got wind of the activities of CORE workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner around Philadelphia, Mississippi, they took action by killing the three civil rights worker.

William Floyd