CIVIL RIGHTS
MLK OTHERS AT PRESS CONFERENCE. SPEAKS OF MURDERS THREE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS MURDERED IN MISSISSIPPI. (JAMES CHANEY, MICHAEL SCHWERNER, ANDREW GOODMAN)
MISSISSIPPI TRIAL/ MURDER 3 PEOPLE
A2 / France 2
BUSH URGED TO PUSH VOTING RIGHTS BILL (1989)
ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KILLING OF VOTING RIGHTS ACTIVISTS JAMES CHANEY, ANDREW GOODMAN AND MICHAEL SCHWERNER, PRESIDENT BUSH MEETING WITH FAMILY OF THE SLAIN MEN, URGING HIM TO PUT THE POWER OF HIS PRESIDENCY BEHIND A STRONG VOTING RIGHTS BILL.
Goodman's Father Reacts to Verdict - HD
Robert Goodman, the father of murdered civil rights activist Andrew Goodman, praises a Southern jury for handing down convictions in the case against those responsible.
MRS. SCHWERNER NEWS CONFERENCE
POSITIVE PRINT 45 FT. SOF OPT CU MRS. RITA SCHWERNER, WIFE OF MICHAEL SCHWERNER, MURDERED CIVIL RIGHTS WORKER IN INTERVIEW. CU SHE SAYS SITUATION IS SUCH IN MISSISSIPPI THAT ONE MUST FEAR THE WORST AND THAT THERE IS NO FREE EXPRESSION THERE. CI: GEOGRAPHIC - D. C. , WASHINGTON. PERSONALITIES - SCHWERNER, RITA. PERSONALITIES - SCHWERNER, MICHAEL. SPEECHES - CIVIL RIGHTS.
BENDER/MURDERS
01:04:36:06 SOT Rita Bender Michael Schwerner's Widow, "the window, the light, has not come in completely. the fact that some members of this jury could have sat thru this testimony, lived here all th ...
Chaney's Mother Reacts to Verdict
After a jury hands down convictions for the murder of her son James Chaney, along with that of two other civil rights workers, Fannie Lee Chaney reacts with surprise and some skepticism.
[Mississipi burning]
A2 / France 2
SCHWERNER INTERVIEW
ORIG. NEG. 425 FT. SOF MAG CU MR. SCHWERNER, FATHER OF MURDERED CIVIL RIGHTS WORKER MICHAEL SCHWERNER, IN INTERVIEW DISCUSSES HIS WORKING WITH MISSISSIPPI FREEDOM DEMOCRATIC PARTY, THEIR EFFORTS TO GET A DEPOSITION PRINTED BY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. HE DISCUSSES HIS VIEWS ON WHY NEGROES CAUSE SHOULD BE SUPPORTED BY ALL AMERICANS UNTIL THEY ACHIEVE EQUAL RIGHTS COMPLETELY. CI: GEOGRAPHIC - D. C. , WASHINGTON. PERSONALITIES - SCHWERNER, MICHAEL.
MINORITIES
COPS STANDING AROUND BURNT-OUT CAR OF THREE CIVIL RIGHTS WORKERS WHO WERE MURDERED IN PHILADELPHIA, MISSISSIPPI: CHANEY, GOODMAN AND SCHWERNER
MEMORIAL ON 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF MURDER OF CIVIL RIGHTS WORKERS (1989)
CIVIL RIGHTS MEMORIAL PROGRAM ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SLAYING OF THREE MEN WORKING FOR VOTING RIGHTS IN MISSISSIPPI, JAMES CHANEY, ANDREW GOODMAN AND MICHAEL SCHWERNER
MS: KILLEN ARRIVAL MON
KILLEN TRIAL COURTROOM
12/11/64 A0011138 NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- MRS RITA SCHWERNER, WIFE OF ONE OF THE CIVIL WORKER MURDERED LAS SUMMER IN MISSISSIPPI, ~ PRESSED "ABSOLUTE SHOOK" THE AUS COMMISSISSIPPIIONER IN MISSISSIPPI COULD HAVE RELEASED 19 MEN HELD AS SUSPECTS FOR THE
12/11/64 A0011138 NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- MRS RITA SCHWERNER, WIFE OF ONE OF THE CIVIL WORKER MURDERED LAS SUMMER IN MISSISSIPPI, ~ PRESSED "ABSOLUTE SHOOK" THE AUS COMMISSISSIPPIIONER IN MISSISSIPPI COULD HAVE RELEASED 19 MEN HELD AS SUSPECTS FOR THE CRIME. NX 04035 " MRS SCHWERNER" SHOWS: MRS. SCHWERNER: REPORTER: SCHWERNER READS STATEMENT SOF: SCHWERNER Q & A SOF: SCHWERNER, RITA - SOF CRIME & CRIMINALS - MISSISSIPPI CIVIL RIGHTS - MISSISSIPPI ALLALOUF / NXO / 100 FT / D 5502
1980s NEWS
INTERVIEW: Robert Lipsyte: economic and artistic decisions about just what the film would be. Could you talk about that for a moment? Frederick Zollo Well, the film took nearly five years to get to the screen. It's true, probably most films made with with large studios, but certainly films about any subject. That doesn't seem to be openly commercial. I mean, we weren't making twins. We weren't making an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. But it did remain very close to the film that you eventually we all eventually have seen when Chris Gerolmo first called me in October 1984 and said what about a movie about the investigation to the deaths of the three civil rights workers. And we thought that was a fascinating and exciting subject for a film. The film that's eventually emerged, the Alan Parker has made is, is very close to what we originally planned. And you've made very clear that the film that you always planned was the aftermath of the death and investigation into the death, rather than into civil rights itself. Civil Rights was almost kind of a backdrop and scenery. Well, in a sense, yes, it's it's one case in the civil rights movement. It is. It is not a film certainly about the civil rights movement. I hope there are lots of films about that it's not really a film about the lives. However, tragically brief, of Goodman Schwerner Cheney and I my hope is that there will be a Motion Picture Made about their lives. And certainly, I hope there'll be films made about several of the heroes and heroines black and white of the civil rights movement. But this film was very much about the investigation into the deaths of the three civil rights workers it always would begin with with the brutal murders. Robert Lipsyte Miss Miss Richarson, you were in Mississippi with snick and innocence, part of your life became the scenery and local color for this movie that doesn't sit so easy. Judy Richarson Well, for me, it's not so much that blacks are in the background. It is more that there is such gross distortion in terms of the FBI. I think for me it was Brent Stapleton in the New York Times talked about said Mississippi burnings distortion, gross distortion. crushes truth foot This story was savaged. That's how I feel about it. That the FBI was not only just sanguine when we were in Mississippi in 64, they were hostile. They were part of the problem. We had been trying to get the FBI to do something in Mississippi to protect workers since 1961. When Bob Moses went in for SNCC. You know, I mean, we're talking about even when the three become our come up missing. Bob Zellner goes and he's a SNCC work. He takes Mickey Schwerner in, they go into investigate the next day, and are chased by a mob in cars. They go up to where the FBI is, is in the motel, knock on the door, the FBI agent opens the door sees Zellner, says Zellner what are you going to do? What are you doing here? You're going to get us all killed. That was the FBI knew they would sit there in the middle of gross violations of federal law, and would do nothing. Robert Lipsyte These were not the heroes of your film that the FBI agents that Miss Richarson just described, were not the two cop buddies, who were the heroes. Frederick Zollo Well, the the the to Willem Dafoe and Gene Hackman are an amalgam of a few characters, Proctor Sullivan, more. But I do think that it's important to say that the FBI in this particular case, and we're not commenting on the FBI who threatened Martin Luther King, who Judy Richarson tried to destroy the movement, Frederick Zollo who were certainly certainly working with with with their leader Hoover and against them. We're not talking about that particular FBI at the moment. For the moment, there weren't as many ways to FBI is here. The FBI who entered this case, right, who within a week found the car, who within six weeks found the bodies who for the first time in history, Mississippi, brought to justice, a white man for the murder of a black man,
Jury Inquiry into Civil Rights Activist Deaths
In Biloxi, Mississippi, a Federal grand jury begins its examination into the deaths of Civil Rights activists James E. Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman (the Mississippi Burning murders).
[Opening of the trial of a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan in the United States]
TF1 News (Private - August 1982 ->)
RITA SCHWERNER STATEMENT
ORIG. NEG. 225 FT. SOF MAG CU MRS. RITA SCHWERNER, WIFE OF MURDERED CIVIL RIGHTS WORKER, MICHAEL SCHWERNER, READS STATEMENT SHE HAS SENT ATTORNEY GENERAL NICHOLAS KATZENBACH ASKING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO TAKE ACTION TO SEE THAT ACCUSED MURDERERS ARE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE. CU IN INTERVIEW SHE DISCUSSES UNJUST CONDITIONS IN MISSISSIPPI. SAYS FBI DIDN'T MOVE QUICKLY ENOUGH WHEN HER HUSBAND AND TWO OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS WORKERS DISAPPEARED. CI: GEOGRAPHIC - NEW YORK, NEW YORK. PERSONALITIES - SCHWERNER, RITA. CIVIL RIGHTS - SOUTH.
[Indictment for murder of former Ku klux klan official]
FR3 / France 3
Hoover Missing Rights Workers Probably Murdered - HD
J. Edgar Hoover tells reporters in Jackson, Miss. that he believes missing rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner have been killed. But he says FBI agents will not be sent South to protect activists, insisting that's the job of states and localities.
RABBI KASSOFF/BROKEN
Edgar Ray Killen Trial
A2 / France 2
SCHWERNER INTERVIEW
ORIG. NEG. 400 FT. SOF MAG FATHER OF MICHAEL SCHWERNER, ONE OF THE THREE MURDERED CIVIL RIGHTS WORKERS, MAKES STATEMENT DENOUNCING THE FIVE MEN WHO WERE ELECTED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN MISSISSIPPI. HE URGES SUPPORT OF THE FREEDOM DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN MISSISSIPPI. SAYS ELECTIONS IN MISSISSIPPI ARE ILLEGAL BECAUSE OF TERROR WHICH PREVENTS NEGROES FROM VOTING. HE DOESN'T THICK THE MURDERERS IN MISSISSIPPI WILL BE CONVICTED. SAYS IT IS ENCOURAGING THAT SOME WHITE PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH ARE BEGINNING TO SPEAK OUT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS. CI: GEOGRAPHIC - NEW YORK, NEW YORK. PERSONALITIES - SCHWERNER, MICHAEL. CIVIL RIGHTS - SOUTH.