On This Day in Weird, June 21...
1964: At the onset of Mississippi's "freedom summer," Ku Klux Klan members kidnap and murder civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. An informer leads FBI agents to their bodies in August. Trial of the killers is delayed until 1967, when white jurors deliver a mixed verdict. Justice for the lynch party's ringleader—Edgar Ray "Preacher" Killen—is delayed until his conviction in 2005. Not Fortean or cryptozoological, but further proof of real-life human monsters among us.
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