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The "Mississippi Burning" civil rights murder conspiracy trial : a headline court case

Author: Harvey Fireside
Publisher: Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, ©2002.
Series: Headline court cases.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the trials of the men accused of murdering three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964, including the Supreme Court decision to try to defendants in a federal rather than a state court and the final verdicts which marked the first time, in Mississippi, that a jury convicted white men for killing African Americans or civil rights workers.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fireside, Harvey.
"Mississippi Burning" civil rights murder conspiracy trial.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, ©2002
(OCoLC)895360348
Named Person: Andrew Goodman; James Earl Chaney; Michael Henry Schwerner
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Fireside
ISBN: 0766017621 9780766017627
OCLC Number: 48920595
Description: 112 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Three missing civil rights workers --
Mississippi-civil rights battleground --
On the trail of the suspects --
The road to justice --
The civil rights trial in Meridian --
In the wake of "Mississippi Burning."
Series Title: Headline court cases.
Responsibility: Harvey Fireside.

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Examines the trials of the men accused of murdering three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964, including the Supreme Court decision to try to defendants in a federal rather than a state court and the final verdicts which marked the first time, in Mississippi, that a jury convicted white men for killing African Americans or civil rights workers.

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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-03-03) Good Permalink

     A brief review of the 1964 summer of volunteer work in Mississippi and then indepth information about the three workers who disappeared. Includes timeline, list of further reading and discussion questions. 

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