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Rita Schwerner Statement to Newspapers

My husband, Michael Schwerner, did not die in vain. If he and Andrew Goodman had been Negroes, the world would have taken little notice of their deaths. After all, the slaying of a Negro in Mississippi is not news. It is only because my husband and Andrew Goodman were white that the national alarm has been sounded.


Rita Schwerner, Statement to Newspapers on the Discovery of Her Husband’s Body on 4th August, 1964.

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Date / time
August 4, 1964
Schwerner, Rita

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Rita Schwerner Statement to Newspapers." (Viewed on October 10, 2015) <>.


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