James Chaney Gravesite


We stood at the gravesite of James Chaney, holding hands with Roscoe Jones, who still bears the guilt of having been originally scheduled to be in the car with James, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. We carried with us the spirit of Julia Chaney Moss, who shared with us in New York her quest to find forgiveness in the wake of her brother’s death. We shared prayers of mourning from three religions, sang “Oh Freedom,” and read a letter one of our students wrote to James. And, most importantly, we promised him that we would channel his courage and continue his quest for justice.

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