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.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Rita Schwerner Statement to Newspapers." (Viewed on March 6, 2015) <http://jwa.org/media/rita-schwerner-statement-to-newspapers-on-discovery-of-her-husband%E2%80%99s-body-on-4th-august-1964>.