“Mississippians have preconceived notions about the invading students—smug, shrill know-it-all extroverts with a savior complex…problem brats defiant of parental restraint…sexually promiscuous, addicted to interracial love-making…brainwashed in Communist doctrine with no clear idea of Americansm…more hostile to the White South than to Red Russia.”
* Schwerner was denied a jailhouse phone call.* Deputy Price informed Klansmen of the capture of Schwerner.* Klansmen organized of group for some “butt ripping.”* Two Klan meetings were held, and it was decided the younger Klan members would kill the workers.* The men were freed from jail around 10 p.m. Price followed them up Highway 19* After a high-speed chase, Chaney stopped the car and the three surrendered.* They were placed in Price’s patrol car and driven down a dirt road.* The workers were taken from the car. Schwerner was shot first, then Goodmen, then Chaney. The FBI’s informant said Chaney was shot twice.*The bodies were taken to a 253-acre farm with a dam site. They were placed together and covered with dirt.* On August 4, 1964, the FBI received information about the bodies, and they were recovered.
They killed one nigger, one Jew, and a white man. I gave them all what I thought they deserved.–Federal Judge William Cox.