Michael Henry Schwerner

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Birthday
6, 1939
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jun 21, 1964 (24)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
6, 1939
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jun 21, 1964 (24)

About

Civil rights activist who was killed in Mississippi by the Klu Klux Klan while working as a field worker for the Congress of Racial Equality. The investigation into his death was dramatized in the acclaimed 1988 film Mississippi Burning.

Before Fame

He was part of Cornell's Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity.

Trivia

Seven men were later convicted of murdering him and two others.

Family Life

His mother was a science teacher and his father was a businessman.

Associated With

A fictionalized version of him was portrayed in Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan by Peter Strauss.