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In Memorium James E. Chaney

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Title

In Memorium James E. Chaney

Description

Program from the funeral of James E. Chaney.

Subject

Chaney, James Earl, 1943-1964
Civil Rights--Mississippi--History--20th Century
Memorials

Creator

Family of James E. Chaney

Source

MarkLevyCollection.Box6.Folder1

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1964-08-07

Date Created

2014-06-16

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Format

2 Images
JPEG

Extent

179 KB
253 KB

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Mississippi

Text

Image 1
LET Freedom RING
In Memorium
James E. Chaney
First Union Baptist Church
Friday, August 7, 1964
7:00 P.M.

Image 2
Obituary
James Earl Chaney was born in Meridian, Mississippi on May 30, 1942. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Meridian and attended Harris High School here.
James Earl Chaney was active in the Meridian Community Center since its inception in February of this year. Recently he was placed on the CORE Task Force and was a staff member of CORE working primarily on voter registration in and around Meridian.
He is survived by his mother Mrs. Fannie Lee Chaney; father Mr. Ben Chaney, Sr.; Sisters Mrs. Barbara Chaney Moss, Mrs. Julia Chaney Moss and Miss Janie B. Chaney; brother, Ben Chaney, Jr., and other relatives.
The place and cause that first aroused his might
Still proved its power until his latest day.
In Freedom's List and for the aid of Right
Still in the foremost rank he waged the fray;
Wrong lived; his occupation was not gone.
He died in action with his armor on!
We weep for him, but we have touched his hand,
And felt the magic of his presence nigh,
The current that he sent throughout the land,
The kindling spirit of his battle cry.
O'er all that holds us we shall triumph yet,
And place our banner where his hopes were set!
Paul Lawrence Dunbar
Order of Service
OPENING REMARKS
PROCESSIONAL----- United Choirs
"We have Come This Far by Faith"
CALL TO WORSHIP
INVOCATION
READING
SELECTION
PRAYER
SELECTION
REMARKS
FREEDOM SONG----"We Shall Overcome" (slowly)
"We shall overcome
We are not afraid
God is on our side
We shall overcome"
BENEDICTION
PARTICIPANTS
(order of appearance)
Mr. Robert Gore, Project Director, Meridian COFO
The Rev. William Hervy, NCC
The Rev. Richard S. Porter, Pastor, First Union Baptist Church
The Rev. Dan Lion, NCC
Mrs. John Bardove
Mr. David Dennis, Asst. Program Director, Mississippi Summer Project
Rev. Edwin King, Chaplain of Tougaloo Southern Christian College

Original Format

8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 279 mm)
Pamplet
Paper

Citation

Family of James E. Chaney, “In Memorium James E. Chaney,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed April 7, 2020, https://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/263.

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