The Freedom Summer Murders

  • Image for The Freedom Summer Murders
  • Image for The Freedom Summer Murders
2 images
Published by
Grolier, American, founded 1909
Subject of
Goodman, Andrew, American, 1943 - 1964
Chaney, James, American, 1943 - 1964
Schwerner, Michael, American, 1939 - 1964
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 4 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. (11.1 x 15.6 cm)
Type
portraits
collecting cards
Place depicted
Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date
1997
Description
Card number 64.8 in a series of information cards relating to major historical events in the United States. On front, the title and photos of the three murdered Civil Rights workers. On back, black text giving the history of the Freedom Summer murders.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Education
Hate crimes
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elmer J. Whiting, III
Object number
2011.17.169
Restrictions & Rights
© 1997 Grolier, Inc . Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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