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Andrew Goodman
Birth: Nov. 23, 1943
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1964
Neshoba County
Mississippi, USA

Social Activist. Born the second of three sons of Robert and Dr. Carolyn Goodman on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He attended the unconventional Walden School and during his sophmore year he went to Washington, D. C. to participate in the Youth March for Integrated Schools. Upon graduation, he enrolled in Queens College with an intention of studying drama. In April 1964, he applied for and was accepted into the Mississippi Summer Freedom Project sponsored by the Congress of Racial Equality in order to register black voters in Mississippi. He joined two other civil rights workers, Mickey Schwermer and James Chaney, in the hostile atmosphere of Meridian, Mississippi on June 21, 1964. At the end of his first day in Mississippi, the trio vanished. Their case made national headlines and the FBI involved themselves in the search for the missing men. On August 4, the bodies of the three men were found in an earthen dam, all had been shot to death. On December 4, 1964 federal agents arrested nineteen men for conspiring to deprive Schwerner, Chaney, and Goodman of their civil rights; no one was charged with murder. Eventually 18 Klansmen were tried, when a verdict was reached some three years later, seven men were convicted, serving less than eight years each. In September 2004 the State of Mississippi reopened the case and indicted a Klansman, released after the 1967 court decision, on manslaughter charges; convicted he will serve three consecutive twenty year prison sentences. Goodman's parents established the Andrew Goodman Foundation, which continues to support a variety of social causes. (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
  Robert Goodman (1914 - 1969)
  Carolyn Elizabeth Drucker Goodman (1915 - 2007)

Cause of death: Gunshot
Mount Judah Cemetery
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: B'nai Wolf Goodman Society: Section 2, Block 1, Path R02, Grave 89
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Record added: May 23, 2002
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