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James Chaney (1943–1964)

James Chaney was born on May 30, 1943 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as James Earl Chaney. He died on June 21, 1964 in Neshoba County, Mississippi. See full bio »

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He, along with Michael Schwerner & Andrew Goodman, were killed in their car on Rock Cut Road, right off Highway 19 in Neshoba County (near Philadelphia) in June 1964. They were members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Chaney was black and Goodman & Schwerner were white. The movie, Murder in Mississippi (1990), is based on this incident. See more »

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