For underneath her borders, the devil draws no lines,
If you drag her muddy rivers, nameless bodies you will find.
The fat trees of the forest have hid a thousand crimes.
And the calendar is lying when it reads the present time.
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of,
Mississippi, find yourself another country to be a part of."
(Page 247 of the book Freedom Summer)
"We have our head and cried,
Cried for those like Lee who died
Died for you and died for me,
Died for the cause of equality,
Until we've all been free
And we have equality,
And we have equality.
(From the book We Are Not Afraid on the page 33)
Ben Chaney James Chaney's brother said that the funeral was very sad and he wants to follow in his brother's footsteps in standing up for his fellow citizen's right to vote. (http://www.democracynow.org/2005/6/14/mississippi_trial_begins_in_1964_civil)
In the first trial there was a hung jury because one of the jurors couldn't convict a preacher Edgar Ray Killen the mastermind of the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner who was a Ku Klux Klan member. On the second trial they convicted Edgar Ray Killen of three accounts of manslaughter. This was a lesser charge. He was convicted of the maximum sentence of sixty years in prison and Edgar Ray Killen is still in prison today. While Edgar Ray Killen was in jail he confessed to a multitude of unsolved crimes that involved his racism. (http://www.wapt.com/r/29873834/detail.html)