James Chaney

James Chaney (1943 - 1964)

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James Chaney
Born in Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Neshoba, Neshoba, Mississippi, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 25 Nov 2019 | Created 28 Mar 2018
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James Chaney was a part of the US Civil Rights Movement.


James was born in 1943. He passed away in 1964.

Chaney was born in Meridian, Mississippi, the elder son of Fannie Lee and Ben Chaney, Sr. His brother Ben was nine years younger, born in 1952, and he had three sisters, Barbara, Janice, and Julia. His parents separated for a time when James was young.

James Earl Chaney was one of three American civil rights workers who was murdered during Freedom Summer by members of the Ku Klux Klan near Philadelphia, Mississippi. The others were Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner from New York City. Imperial Wizard of The White Knights of the KKK, Samuel Bowers was convicted of civil rights violations in the case.


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