FLW: had a swell time

Famous Last Words Leonard Belongia Canon City, Colorado June 21, 1935 “All set, Warden, I’m ready to go. Lead me to it. I’ve had a swell time here and I’m not anxious to get rid of these swell fellows. The warden has treated me wonderfully.” Belongia had killed a rancher, Albert Oesterick, for whom he…

Three civil rights activists murdered by white supremacists

June 21, 1964 Philadelphia, Mississippi Three civil rights workers are murdered by white supremacists The activists (pictured left to right: Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney, and Michael Henry Schwerner) had visited Meridian, Mississippi to speak with members of a recently burned church, and were on a campaign to encourage the black community to vote. The…