Congressman John Lewis is an American hero as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. He sponsored the Congressional Resolution, spoke on our behalf in the media, and consulted with us often. (L-R: Brittany Saltiel, Cong. Lewis, Allison Nichols, Sarah Siegel)
As guests of honor at the 40th Anniversary Ceremony, honoring Chaney, Schwerner, and Goodman, (L-R) Nichols, Siegel, and Saltiel were in constant demand by the media. Here they are interviewed by award winning filmmaker Micki Dickoff.
Now Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) Congratulates Barry Bradford on his Congressional Award For Leadership. Team members Brittany Saltiel and Sarah Siegel look on.
The team was featured on the CBS Evening News. That feature segment caused the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office to respond to an avalanche of emails calling for the reopening of the case.
Congressman George Miller, one of our staunch champions in Congress.
Cong. Eleanor Holmes Norton – once a Freedom Summer volunteer – was a tremendous supporter of our efforts. (L-R) Nichols, Cong. Norton, Saltiel, Siegel.
Alexis Glick, interviews (L-R) Siegel, Saltiel and Nichols for the NBC Today Show. That appearance generated massive national support and momentum for the reopening of the case.
Edgar Ray Killen
The CBS Evening News sent reporter Cynthia Bowers to interview the team. That appearance, seen nationally, led to more calls to prosecute the killers.
Jerry Mitchell, the true hero of the reopening of the Mississippi Burning case and many others.
Barry Bradford, who introduced the team to the case, guided the project and interviewed Killen, speaking at a Congressional Breakfast. That presentation energized Congressional action, calling for a new prosecution of the Mississippi Burning murders.
Mr. Jim Hood, Mississippi Attorney General, who prosecuted Killen.
(L-R) Saltiel, Siegel and Nichols screening the documentary that helped lead to the reopening of the case. This picture appeared in newspapers on six continents.