Dr. Carolyn Goodman was a clinical psychologist who became a prominent civil rights advocate after her son, Andrew Goodman and two other civil rights workers, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner, were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Neshoba County, Mississippi, in 1964. To carry on the spirit and purpose of her son Andrew's life, Carolyn and her husband Robert created The Andrew Goodman Foundation in 1966. Today, the foundation partners with America's colleges and universities through its Vote Everywhere program, which provides student leaders with a platform to register and mobilize voters, organize campuses, and collaborate with their peers. To learn more visit www.AndrewGoodman.org.
Editor's note: Andrew Goodman was a 20-year-old Jewish civil rights advocate who joined Freedom Summer, a project that aimed to register African Americans to vote in Mississippi in 1964. On his first…day, he and two other civil rights workers, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner, were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. Goodman's parents, Robert and Carolyn Goodman, started The Andrew Goodman Foundation in order to honor their son's memory and continue his work. Following is an excerpt from a speech that Carolyn Goodman gave at the… >> Read More