James Chaney’s Death – Cause and Date

James Chaney Death Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) May 30, 1943

Death Date June 21, 1964

Age of Death 21 years

Cause of Death Assassination

Profession Civil Rights Leader

The civil rights leader James Chaney died at the age of 21. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Field worker for the Congress of Racial Equality who was murdered by the KKK while working in Mississippi to organize voter education classes.

He was raised by his parents, Ben and Fannie Lee Chaney.



“Men and women in my lifetime have died fighting for the right to vote: people like James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, who were murdered while registering black voters in Mississippi in 1964, and Viola Liuzzo, who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1965 during the Selma march for voting rights.” (Jeff Greenfield)

James Chaney Death Cause and Date