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Witness in Philadelphia

Southern Literary Studies

296 pages / 5.50 x 8.50 inches / no illustrations

Southern History

  Paperback / 9780807115664 / February 1989

On June 21, 1964, three young civil rights workers--James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner--were murdered near Philadelphia, Mississippi. Florence Mars, a native of Philadelphia, recounts the grim circumstances of the killings and describes what happened to a community confronted by a challenge to long-held beliefs.

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