Friday, June 22, 2012

Do You Remember Chaney, Goodman & Schwerner: 48 Years Ago

I wonder how many of us  remember that yesterday (June 21) was the 48th anniversary of the night that three young civil rights/voting rights workers, James ChaneyAndrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, were brutally murdered in Mississippi.

Have you heard of their murders? Do you remember the incident?  Does it make a difference that again today, the same type of right wingers are trying their best to prevent folks from votingThey -- the right wing -- do not like or trust democracy; thus they are  doing every thing they can to keep people from voting. 

Note the voter suppression measured used by the GOP in the past year: 2011.

If you are a "true American" and support the Constitution (something the right wingers say they and do are but aren't and don't) then help us assure that every eligible voter has the opportunity to exercise her/his voting rights.

Do something! Join with Sometimes Saintly Nick, the NAACP, CORE, and the American Civil Liberties Union to oppose voter suppression:

Click HERE

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. ~  The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


This film was based, in part, on the disappearance of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner:


  1. In June of 1964 I was 18 and almost in Mississippi helping to register voters; however, my wise Daddy blocked my going. He said, " Somebody is going to die down there and it isn't going to be Southerners."

  2. Thank you Nick, for the reminder. Hard to believe it was that long ago - and harder still to realize the same fight has to be fought over and over.

    1. It was a very long time ago. I had just graduated from high school when the news spread across the U.S.

      Several years ago when I returned to Louisville, I was appointed as a representative the Kentucky Council of Churches to a Board of education committee dealing with integration. What amazed me at the first meeting I attended was that they were still dealing with the same questions that they had been dealing with 20 years before.