On August 4, 1964, the bodies of three civil rights leaders were found near Philadelphia, Mississippi after being missing since June 21st.
Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney were in Mississippi doing work for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) before they went missing. Doing their time, they drew the attention of the local Ku Klux Klan. Their disappearance led the FBI to launch an investigation named MIBURN, standing for “Mississippi Burning.”
Seven of the nine men responsible for the crime were convicted in 1967.