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Schwerner ’61 Receives Posthumous Medal of Freedom
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President Barack Obama has awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor to the late Mickey Schwerner ’61 (above, far left), one of the three civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi in 1964. Also posthumously honored were Schwerner’s colleagues James Chaney and Andrew Goodman, son of Carolyn Drucker Goodman ’36 and Robert Goodman ’35, BS ’39. “As African Americans were systematically being blocked from voter rolls, Mr. Chaney, Mr. Goodman, and Mr. Schwerner joined hundreds of others working to register black voters in Mississippi,” said the award announcement. “They were murdered at the outset of Freedom Summer. Their deaths shocked the nation and their efforts helped to inspire many of the landmark civil rights advancements that followed.” The three are memorialized in Sage Chapel, with a stained-glass window that bears their images and the phrase, “We shall overcome.”

 
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