June 21, 1964 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Beckwith arrested for murder of Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later
  • Three civil rights workers, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney, disappear after being released from a Mississippi jail, later found murdered by members of the Ku Klux Klan

Deaths in History

  • Andrew Goodman, US civil rights activist, murdered at 20
  • James Chaney, US civil rights activist, murdered at 21
  • Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist, murdered at 21