What did he do?
How did he die?
Born on November 23, 1943, in New York City, Andrew Goodman was a civil rights worker during the 1960s. He was one of the college students to volunteered to travel to the south in the summer of 1964 to participate in civil rights actions and programs.
In the spring of 1964, Goodman applied for a special summer program in Mississippi. The initiative was designed to bring hundreds of volunteers into the state to help African Americans register to vote and to provide them with educational opportunities. He got selected and he met Michael Schwerner and James Chaney, both of whom worked for the Congress for Racial Equality.
Goodman was with Schwerner and Chaney when they were pulled over by the police in Neshoba County, allegedly for speeding, on June 21, 1964. The trio was held in the county jail until late that night. They were last seen getting into their car and driving away.That August, the bodies of Goodman, Chaney and Schwerner were discovered. The three men had been fatally shot.
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