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AM21-054, June 28, 1964


Form of Material

AP photograph of Highway patrol officers and FBI dragging the Pearl River near Philadelphia looking for the bodies of missing Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner.


  • June 28, 1964

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Biographical / Historical

The murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner, also known as the Freedom Summer murders, the Mississippi civil rights workers' murders or the Mississippi Burning murders, refers to three activists who were abducted and murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, in June 1964 during the Civil Rights Movement.


1 Photographic Prints

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Purchased with Culpepper funds

Date of Receipt: March 8, 2021

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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