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June 15, 2014 3:00 PM

Fifty years after Mississippi murders, America retreats on civil rights

Fifty years ago this month, three young civil rights workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan near Philadelphia, Miss. One was an African-American, and the other two were Jewish-Americans. Their last names — Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner — stand for the martyrdom of that era.

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