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The Greatest Of These Is Love

August 7, 2017

Profound story!

Ronnie McBrayer

MSIt was this first week of August, more than 50 years ago, when FBI agents finally and horrifically discovered the remains of three Civil Rights workers murdered in rural Mississippi. James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner had been missing for 44 days, and had an informant not told authorities about their burial in a backwater earthen dam, their bodies may have never been recovered.

The eventual trial became both a national sensation and epic travesty. Due process found that the young men had been abducted at gun point, driven into the woods, tortured and shot. The assailants and accomplices were members of the Klan and employees of local law enforcement. Eighteen men were indicted, only seven were convicted, and none served more than a half-dozen years in prison.

Yet, it remained a victory of sorts. These were the first ever Civil Rights convictions to be upheld in Mississippi. And according to…

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