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This Day in Black History: May 30, 1943

James Chaney, a civil rights activist whose murder by Ku Klux Klansman spurred national outcry, was born in Meridian, Mississippi, on May 30, 1943.

On May 30, 1943, civil rights activist James Chaney was born in Meridian, Mississippi.

Tragically, at the age of 21, his life was cut short in June 1964, when he and two other activists were murdered by Ku Klux Klansmen near the town of Philadelphia, Mississippi.

The three men were in the area to investigate the burning of a local church by white supremacists and increase African-American voter registration in Mississippi. Earlier that evening, the young men were arrested by local police for a traffic violation. As they drove home, they were confronted by a mob of Klansmen who took them to a remote location where they were shot dead. (Chaney's body also showed signs of torture and mutilation.) Their bodies were discovered in a ditch 44 days later.

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James Chaney, a civil rights activist whose murder by Ku Klux Klansman spurred national outcry, was born in Meridian, Mississippi, on May 30, 1943. https://www.bet.com/article/j97yow/this-da...
Posted By: Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
Tuesday, May 30th 2023 at 11:02AM
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Ronald Reagan started his presidential campaign literally blocks from where they were murdered, touting "states rights," his wink-and-nod to the racist "Reagan democrats," who have transmogrified into QAnon. Everything started with a B-Movie actor to a Reality Show fascist.
Tuesday, May 30th 2023 at 9:10PM
Reginald Goodwin
National attention to the murders was criticized by some who believed interest was only driven by the fact that the two other activists, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were white, while many other murders of Black men by white supremacists at the time received little attention and inadequate investigation.


Tuesday, May 30th 2023 at 10:04PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.

Louisiana passed the law on old 'jimCrow' laws being challenged by victims and new trials

..This case is definitely a case that has to be investigated AGAIN..murder has no time limits...

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Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were murdered Jewish...

..is calling a Jew COLORED'white or black' .. antiSemitism?

Wednesday, May 31st 2023 at 8:04AM
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