Rita Schwerner Statement to Newspapers on the Discovery of Her Husband’s Body on 4th August, 1964
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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. Rights Owner: Schwerner, Rita Description: 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 in the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project.
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Time Period: Modern (Spinoza through post-WWII)