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The bodies of three missing civil rights workers are found in Mississippi
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Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, civil rights workers from the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), went missing on 21 June after investigating the burning of a black church in Lawndale, Mississippi. Following six weeks of intense searches, their bodies are found in an earthen dam on a farm outside of Philadelphia, Mississippi. The young men had been arrested by the Neshoba County police, released, and then shot and killed by the Ku Klux Klan on a country road.

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