This video was originally published by American Experience to accompany the rebroadcast of its documentary FREEDOM SUMMER. Produced by Kirstin Butler, Ben Greenberg and Eric P. Gulliver, edited by Eric P. Gullver and narrated by Michel Martin.
When the law is part of the violence, where do you turn?
On June 21, 1964, three civil rights workers—James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman—were brutally executed by the Ku Klux Klan on a secluded dirt road in Neshoba County, Mississippi. Now a new short film from American Experience tells the story of the murder plot, carried out by the Klan and enabled by police collusion and a Mississippi state spy agency.