Today in 1964: As some white Mississippi leaders suggest that the June 21st disappearance of three civil-rights workers has been a hoax, FBI agents follow a tip and go directly to a farm near Philadelphia, Mississippi. Buried there in an earthen dam are the bullet-ridden bodies of African American, Mississippian James Chaney and Jewish, New Yorkers Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman. The three reportedly were arrested on speeding charges in Neshoba County after driving to inspect a burned African American church near Philadelphia. Local white authorities reported that the three were released about six hours after their arrest. They were last were seen driving toward Meridian. In December, the FBI will arrest the Neshoba County sheriff, one of his deputies and 21 others, but all will win release on a technicality.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight there is an open house at Madison Waldorf School. “A Window into the Waldorf Grades Curriculum,” will be from 7 to 8:30pm, at Madison Waldorf School, 6510 Schroeder Road. For more information, call 270-9005 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Home, a nonprofit organization serving Dane and Green Counties, is holding a free Fall Home Maintenance class tonight. This is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1922 South Stoughton Road. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call (608) 246-3737 to register.
Tonight, the Fall 2012 Discussion Series on the History of Radical Urban Politics in the Midwest continues at Rainbow Bookstore. This week’s topic is “Birth of the Industrial Workers of the World in Chicago 1905.” This is tonight at 7pm at the bookstore, 426 West Gilman. More info at 262-9036.
Tonight is the monthly Green Thursday in Middleton. Beekeepers and bee experts will disuss the ABCs of beekeeping, hosting a hive in your backyard, and the progressive beekeeping ordinance that is being drafted for the City of Middleton. This is tonight at 7pm at the Willy West Co-Op Community Room, 6825 University Avenue in Middleton. More info at 608-821-8343.