I thought this earlier post was relevant to the spate of recent posts I have been putting out.
Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman were two young white men who went down to Mississippi in 1964 to help the Civil Rights cause and help sign up black registration for voting.
They were joined by James Chaney who was a young black man. They were pulled over by the cops for supposedly speeding and taken back to the police station.
Their bodies were later discovered buried in a damn. They were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for daring to fight for justice, freedom, equality and an end to racism.
It is great that we have people as brave as these three heroes who are prepared to put their lives on the line, non-violently, for freedom and equality, but it is sad that such actions were ever necessary. Social justice is always paid for in blood.
The 1960s was not that long ago. It is hard to believe how bad things were.
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