Public Service Center Programs
Our story began in the heat of the Freedom Summer of 1964, when three young men -- Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner -- traveled to the South to register African-Americans to vote. On their first day there, the three men were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. From this tragedy, Andrew Goodman Foundation was born.
The organization was created in 1966 by Robert '35 (Eng '39) and Carolyn Goodman '36, to carry on the spirit and the purpose of their son Andrew's life. The Andrew Goodman Foundation now exists on dozens of campuses across the nation. Our work today harnesses the legacy of the courageous leaders of the civil rights movement.