Mother Of Activist Killed By KKK In 1964, Dies At 91
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A New York civil rights activist, whose son was killed by the Ku Klux Klan, has died.
Carolyn Goodman died in her Upper West Side apartment Friday.
Goodman was featured on "One on One with Budd Mishkin" back in 2005, the same year she testified in the trial of Edgar Ray Killen who was accused of killing her son.
Goodman’s son Andrew, along with two other activists, was shot to death in 1964. They were in Mississippi investigating the burning of a black church, while helping to register black voters.
The slaying became known as the "Mississippi Burning" and led to the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Goodman created a foundation in her son's memory and at the age of 83 she was arrested in a protest against the police shooting of Amadou Diallo.
She was 91 years old.
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