Mississippi White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Hamas. The difference, anyone?
How much history was changed by three names: Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman. Alas, add three more names to the list of dead heroes, with the short-term prospect of more violence and the long-term prospect of a decline in racism.
Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman — three idealists, three young men — were murdered during “Freedom Summer” in the American south 50 years ago. These young men were fighting for voter rights. More violence would inevitably come — climaxing in the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. — before the tide would turn.