Andrew Goodman

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Birthday
23, 1943
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jun 21, 1964 (20)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
23, 1943
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jun 21, 1964 (20)

About

One of the three American civil rights activists assassinated by the Ku Klux Klan in 1964 during Freedom Summer to register African-American voters. The events after his death were dramatized in the 1988 film Mississippi Burning.

Before Fame

He originally wanted to study drama with some experience as an off-Broadway actor, but then became interested in anthropology and politics.

Trivia

He left New York do assist in the development and training of civil rights strategies at Western College for Women.

Family Life

He was the child of Robert and Carolyn Goodman and had two brothers.

Associated With

Paul Simon was his friend and classmate at the Queens College in New York City and the Simon and Garfunkel song "He Was My Brother" was written about him.