We were saddened to learn of the death of Carolyn Goodman a couple of weeks ago. Carolyn Goodman’s son Andrew Goodman was one of the three civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi by members of the Ku Klux Klan during 1964’s Freedom Summer. Over 40 years later, Edgar Ray Killen was charged with organizing the murders, and at that time Carolyn Goodman said, “I’m totally against capital punishment. Who’s it going to help? But I do believe that the man who organized the murder of three civil rights workers should be incarcerated.”
In honor of Carolyn Goodman’s life as a passionate advocate for social justice, take a moment to read this 2005 interview with her in Jewish Currents magazine.