Andrew Goodman

Profession : Activist
Nationality : American
Birth : 23rd November, 1943
Death : 21st June, 1964
About : Andrew Goodman was born and raised on the Upper West Side of New York City. He was one of three American civil rights activists murdered near Philadelphia, Mississippi, during Freedom Summer in 1964 by members of the Ku Klux Klan. In 1964, Goodman volunteered along with fellow activist Mickey Schwerner to work on the "Freedom Summer" project of the Congress of Racial Equality to register blacks to vote in Mississippi.  The records opened by court order in 1998 also revealed the state's deep complicity in Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner's murders, because its investigator A.L. Hopkins passed on to the Commission information about the workers, including the car license number of a new civil rights worker. Records showed the Commission, in turn, passed on the information to the SNeshoba County Sheriff, who was implicated in the murders.

Andrew Goodman Quotes

A people must have dignity and identity.
The current neglect of the problem can only irritate this deplorable state of affairs. The Black Muslims should constitute a warning to our society, a warning that must be heeded if we are to preserve the society.
The road to freedom must be uphill, even if it is arduous and frustrating.
Whoever moves into a community has a vested interest in it.

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Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.

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