School Library JournalGr 6-10-A straightforward, riveting account of the murders of civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney, and Michael Schwerner in Mississippi in the summer of 1964 and the involvement of the Ku Klux Klan in the attempted cover-up. The roles of the people involved are clearly delineated-from the "elimination" order of the Klan imperial wizard to the law-enforcement officials who had been present at the murder scene, and, finally, the judge who dismissed most of the charges against the killers. How such blatant racism and legal corruption could have existed is explained in a thought-provoking discussion of the manner in which Southern lawmakers defied federal law, as well as the initial ambivalence to the situation. Good-quality, black-and-white archival photos appear throughout. Well researched and documented, this readable text is a solid addition to most libraries.-Ajoke' T. I. Kokodoko, Oakland Public Library, CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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