The Mississippi Burning
What - A trial where some members of the Ku Klux Klan in Missisippi were charged for the killings of three civil rights activists(James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman).
When - The trial took place in October 1967, but some men were prosecuted later as well. For example one of the ringleaders: Edgar Ray Killen, who was found guilty on three counts of manslaughter on June 21, 2005, and was sentenced to a maximum of 60 years in prison. The activists were killed in 1967.
Where - The trial took place in Mississippi court house. The killings took place while the civil rights acti…
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