Three Lives for Mississippi covers the murder of three young activists who were killed at the height of the civil rights movement. The book was written by William Bradford Huie, a journalist who covered the murders at the time they happened for the New York Herald Tribune.
The men who died and inspired this book were named James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. They were abducted and murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi. The men were targeted because they were labeled as "outside agitators" by racist groups in Mississippi. The murders took place in 1964 and received national attention because of their connection to the growing American civil rights movement.
Huie uses his experience as a journalist to great effect in Three Lives for Mississippi . The result is a fact-filled story that examines these murders in a variety of ways. The book includes an in-depth look at each activist who was killed. It also spends time analyzing the personalities and histories of the men's...
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