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Neshoba County Mississippi Historical Markers

 
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By Kianna Smith
Freedom Summer Murders Marker
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — Freedom Summer Murders
On June 21,1964 voting rights activists John Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, who had come here to investigate the burning of Mt. Zion Church, were murdered. Victims of a Klan conspiracy, their deaths provoked national outrage and led . . . — Map (db m60474) HM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — Goodman, Chaney and Schwerner Murder Site
On June 21, 1964, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner were murdered near here by members of the Ku Klux Klan and local law enforcement. They were volunteers for Mississippi Freedom Summer, a drive to register black voters. While . . . — Map (db m93139) HM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — Philadelphia Historic District
Located primarily along Holland and Poplar Avenues between Main and Rose Streets, the Philadelphia historic district is an important residential neighborhood that shows the prosperity enjoyed by this city during the early 20th century. Most of these . . . — Map (db m93140) HM

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