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Neshoba Country, Miss

        In 1964, the bodies of three civil rights workers were buried on a farm.The men were James E. Chaney, 21; Andrew Goodman, 21; and Michael Schwerner, 24. These men had been working to register black voters in Mississippi. On the night they were murdered, they had gone to investigate a church burning. They were arrested by the police for speeding and, after dark released to the Ku-Klux-Klan and murdered.