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Resolution

NAACP Advocates the Presidential Medal of Freedom be Presented to the Families of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman

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.

Derrick Lewis - Youth & College Hero

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