Describes the events surrounding the disappearance and murder of the three young civil rights workers--James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner--in Mississippi in 1964, and discusses their lives up to that point.
It was the Freedom Summer of 1964. Civil rights workers Mickey Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney were driving through rural Mississippi. When a police cruiser flashed its lights behind them, they hesitated. Were these law-abiding officers or members of the Ku Klux Klan? Should they pull over or try to outrun their pursuers? The last day in the lives of these courageous young men is relived in this gripping story.