Saturday, June 21, 2014


Fifty years ago--June 21, 1964--was the day that three civil rights workers--Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney--were murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi. (CLICK HERE to see my BLOG article IN MEMORY OF ANDY GOODMAN)

I just finished reading My Mantelpiece A Memoir Of Survival And Social Justice by Dr. Carolyn Goodman, the mother of Andy Goodman. The book is a wrenching story of dealing with the murder of her son and the continuing fight for social justice. I still grieve for "what might have been".

After the death of Andy, Dr. Goodman and Andy's father Robert Goodman, created The Andrew Goodman Foundation. To quote from the book: "the Foundation was created to carry on the spirit and purpose of Andy's life, with the vision that every person will take action to create a peaceful, just, and sustainable world. The Foundation empowers the next generation to initiate and sustain social action, enabling leaders and their communities to flourish by operating and investing in programs that advance civic engagement and intergenerational coalitions."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was good you had him as a friend. ML