Local Mississippi leadership prepared themselves psychologically and militarily for Freedom Summer. The Ku Klux Klan rose up as one that April. Mississippi was on a hair trigger.
"We accomplished some things, but we didn't do the whole job," Mark Levy.
"I felt morally empowered, but it was very scary," Congressman Frank Barney from Massachusetts.
When Mickey Schwerner was killed in Mississippi in the summer of 1964, much attention was trained on his wife, Rita.