Murdered Civil Rights Workers

A series of recorded telephone conversations between President Johnson and F.B.I. Director Hoover was aired about the murder in Mississippi… read more

A series of recorded telephone conversations between President Johnson and F.B.I. Director Hoover was aired about the murder in Mississippi of three civil rights workers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. The calls started on June 23, 1964, and continued through August 1964.

Edgar Ray Killen was found guilty on the 41st anniversary of the June 21, 1964, murders of 3 civil rights workers in Neshoba County, Mississippi. The reputed Klansman was indicted for slaying three civil rights workers who were in Mississippi in the summer of 1964 as part of a movement to register blacks to vote and help run educational programs in the South. The trial Mississippi v. Edgar Ray Killen was held at the Neshoba County Courthouse in Philadelphia, Mississippi. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
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Category:
White House Event
Format:
Video Magazine
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 26, 2005
Last Aired:
Aug 8, 2011

Airing Details

  • Jun 26, 2005 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 06, 2005 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 06, 2011 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 07, 2011 | 6:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 08, 2011 | 2:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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