44th Annual Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs Memorial
Service, Conference, and Caravan for Justice
Longdale Community Center site, County Road 632 Neshoba
June 21-22, 2008
Andrew Goodman - James Chaney - Michael Schwerner
Justice for Civil Rights Martyrs!
Compared to the number of Mississippi murders
committed--and the number of murderers involved--
investigations and prosecutions have been a token few.
All people of good will are invited to attend the 44th
Annual Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs Memorial
Service, Conference, and Caravan for Justice. We will
remember and honor slain civil rights workers Andrew
Goodman, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and all other
Mississippi civil rights martyrs.
The weekend's events will begin with a Caravan for
Justice, assembling at the First Union Missionary
Baptist Church in Meridian, 610 38th Avenue, at 9:00
a.m. and departing at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 21,
2008. The caravan will visit the James Chaney grave
site, the three martyrs murder site on Rock Cut Road,
and Mt. Nebo Church before going to the old Longdale
Community Center, County Road 632, at 2:30 p.m. Along
the route, justice rallies will be held at the
Lauderdale County courthouse in Meridian at 9:45 a.m.
and the Neshoba County courthouse in Philadelphia at
The Memorial Service and Conference will be held on
Saturday, June 21, from 2:30-6:30 p.m. and Sunday, June
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the old Longdale Community
Center site on County Road 632 in Neshoba County,
It will be conducted outdoors on the Steele family's
land with ample shade and parking. Another indoor site
has been arranged in case it rains.
The local community around the site is friendly to our
cause. There will be much and varied food, from
barbeque to healthy salads, for attendees. Thanks in
advance to the food committee.
This event will be for remembering, exchanging thoughts
and ideas, strategizing, and calling on officials to
known perpetrators who murdered civil rights workers.
We will also develop plans to continue the struggle
against racial oppression in Mississippi. The service
is open to all people of good will who share our values
Please join us.
Directions from Philadelphia: Take Highway 16 east to
County Road 482 (2 miles): turn left and go to County
Road 632 (7 miles); turn right and go 1Â½ miles. The old
Longdale Community Center site is on the right.
Directions from Meridian: Take Highway 19 north to
Highway 16 (38 miles); turn right and go to County Road
482 (2 miles); turn left and go to County Road 632 (7
miles); turn right and go 1Â½ miles. The old Longdale
site is on the right.
2008 Planning Committee
John Steele, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org (925) 497-9868