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The Andrew Goodman Foundation 50th anniversary of The Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Lisa Pacino

The Andrew Goodman Foundation celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions.

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The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s “The Hero Citizen’s Toolkit” gift bag for donors, New York, June 4, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

The Andrew Goodman Foundation hosted a donor appreciation event on June 4, 2015 at the Marian Goodman Gallery in New York to show their appreciation to their members and supporters. The event included live music, food, champagne, wine, writings from students, and heartfelt stories from family, friends, and fellow activists who knew “Andy”. New York Youth Poet Laureate Crystal Valentine performed a beautiful and powerful spoken word poem. The Andrew Goodman Foundation was named in honor of slain civil rights activist Andrew Goodman. It was founded by his his parents Robert and Carolyn Goodman in 1966 to pay homage to Andy’s heroic legacy; Carolyn led the foundation until her death in 2007. Andrew’s younger brother, David Goodman, now runs the foundation with other family members and their staff.

“I have had the motivation of living up to the remarkable standards Andy set for all of us.” —Carolyn Goodman

During Freedom Summer in 1964 Civil Rights Volunteers Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney, and Michael “Mickey” Schwerner traveled from New York to Mississippi to assist African-Americans with Voter Registration. On June 21, 1964 they were abducted, shot at close range, and brutally murdered by the the Ku Klux Klan and the Police; their bodies were found 44 days after they disappeared. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 became effective August 6th; 14 months later. The 3 men received a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2014.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States which prohibits racial discrimination in voting. It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on August 6, 1965 during the height of the American modern Civil Rights Movement.

Photographs and Article by Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, NY. All Rights Reserved.

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David Goodman with his Aunt, New York, June 4, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Guests, New York, June 4, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Guests, New York, June 4, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Civil Rights Activist, New York, June 4, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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David Goodman, New York, June 4, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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David Goodman and Activist, New York, June 4, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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David Goodman and Student Activist, New York, June 4, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Sylvia Goodman, New York, June 4, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Sylvia Goodman, New York, June 4, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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New York Youth Poet Laureate Crystal Valentine, New York, June 4, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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New York Youth Poet Laureate Crystal Valentine, New York, June 4, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Adam Lomeo and Rum Runners Jazz, live music in the Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, June 4, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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A display of original Andrew Goodman items; including photos, applications, letters, ID card, and a $6. check paid to join SNCC for Freedom Summer 1964. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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David Goodman speaking at the annual Hidden Hero Awards, New York, November 17, 2014. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

Retrospect:

Dr. King

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holding a picture of the missing Civil Rights Volunteers Michael “Mickey” Schwerner, James Earl Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, 1964. Photo via Internet.

1964 protest

1964 Protest, New Jersey. Photo via Internet.

Their Mothers

The Mothers of Civil Rights Volunteers James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael “Mickey” Schwerner, 1964. Photo via Internet.

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