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Telegram, Dr. Israel Zwerling; August 4, 1964

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Creator:Zwerling, Israel, 1917-
Title:Telegram, Dr. Israel Zwerling; August 4, 1964
Date:1964 Aug. 4

From the Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection. Telegram from Dr. Israel Zwerling, dated August 4, 1964, sent to various government officials regarding the discovery of three bodies near Philadelphia, Mississippi. It is assumed that Zwerling is referring to James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, three civil rights workers who were reported missing in June 1964.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Subjects:Chaney, James Earl, 1943-1964--Assassination | Goodman, Andrew, 1943-1964--Assassination | Schwerner, Michael Henry, 1939-1964--Assassination | Civil rights--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Philadelphia | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Philadelphia | African American men--Mississippi--Philadelphia | African American men--Death | African American men--Violence against--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Shooting (Execution)--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Firearms--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Gunshot wounds--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Assassination--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Assassination--Investigation--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Homicide--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Murder--Investigation--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Assault and battery--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Criminal investigation--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Violent deaths--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Political violence--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Governmental investigations--Mississippi--Philadelphia | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Violence--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Hate crimes--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Murderers--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Segregationists--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Arson--Mississippi | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | White supremacy movements--Mississippi--Philadelphia | United States, Mississippi, Philadelphia | United States, Mississippi, Neshoba County, 32.7534966, -89.1175728
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 1, Folder 2, M336 Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Matthew Zwerling Freedom Summer Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of USM - Historical Manuscripts.

Forms part of University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections.

Forms part of the Mississippi Digital Library.

Persistent Link to Item:http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/manu/id/107/rec/1