Mississippi Burning case: KKK killer Edgar Ray Killen dies

James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, all in their 20s, were members of the Congress of Racial Equality (Core) and had been working on the 1964 Freedom Summer campaign to register black voters in the southern state.

The men were detained by police before being ambushed and shot by Klansmen who were tipped off about their release.

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