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Goodman, Schwerner, Chaney, few of the countless.
As targets of prejudice and unjustified hatred,
Their deaths were wicked and soundless.
Such murders showed pity had simply faded.

As targets of prejudice and unjustified hatred,
Civil workers were captured and slain by Klan members.
Such murders showed pity had simply faded.
Such murders showed humanity’s dying embers.

Civil workers were captured and slain by Klan members.
The three of them were shot and buried in a hollow.
Such murders showed humanity’s dying embers.
Yet, a fair punishment by law did not follow.

The three of them were shot and buried in a hollow.
Their murders were wicked and soundless.
Yet, a fair punishment by law did not follow.
Goodman, Schwerner, Chaney, the known of the countless.




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