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

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

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Schwerner's statement to the press on the discovery of her husband's, Michael Schwerner, body on August 4, 1964. The Schwerners had been participating the the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project.

Date / time
August 4, 1964
Author(s)
Schwerner, Rita

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Rita Schwerner Statement to Newspapers on the Discovery of Her Husband’s Body on 4th August, 1964.." (Viewed on October 31, 2014) <http://jwa.org/node/11332/lightbox2>.

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