Olen Burrage

 

 

Age: 82

 

Summary: Ku Klux Klan member who owned the Mississippi farm where the bodies of three slain civil rights workers were found in 1964 as the killing of voter-registration volunteers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney on the night of June 21-22 in Philadelphia, Mississippi shocked the nation, leading to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

 

 

Cause of Death: Not released

 

Born: March 16, 1930

 

Died: March 15, 2013

 

Location: Meridian, Mississippi