WHEREAS, during the 1964 Freedom Summer a campaign for Black voter registration was organized by young people to register voters in the Deep South: and
WHEREAS, while civil rights activists and Congress of Racial Equality members James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman were murdered in Mississippi, while working to secure the voting rights of African Americans; and
WHEREAS, other courageous individuals sought to end segregation throughout the South, endured harassment, arrests, beatings and death; and
WHEREAS, they sought through their efforts to promote equality and justice through non-violent strategies; now
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP advocate that these men be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their sacrifice.