Murdered & Martyred

Black people who were murdered and martyred in Mississippi between 1945 – 1970.

Louis Allen (April 25, 1919 – January 31, 1964)
Amite County | killer never convicted
 
Lula Mae Anderson (Birth Unknown – December 1, 1963)
Wilkinson County | killer never convicted
 

Samuel Bacon (1889 – March 14, 1948)
Jefferson County | killer never convicted
 
Eugene Bells (Birth Unknown-August 25, 1945)
Amite County | killer never convicted
 
Tommie Bonds (1894 -March 9, 1947)
Amite County | killer never convicted
 
James Botley (1937-December 1956)
Sunflower County | killer never convicted
 
Alfred Brown (1925-June 8, 1963)
Holmes County | killer never convicted
 
Benjamin Brown (May 12, 1945-May 12, 1967)
Hinds County | family settled lawsuit in 2001
 
Charlie Brown (1937-June 18, 1957)
Yazoo County | killer never convicted
 
Jessie Brown (1918-January 20, 1965)
Montgomery County | killer never convicted
 
Eli Brumfield (1908-October 13, 1961)
Pike County | killer never convicted
 
Mary C. Burnside (1943-January 9, 1950)
Attala County | killer never convicted
 

Isom Cassell (Birth Unknown-March 9, 1956)
Hinds County | killer never convicted
 
Silas Ernest Caston (1944-March 1, 1964 )
Hinds County | killer never convicted
 
Jonas Causey (1889 – May 10, 1959)
Coahoma County | killer never convicted
 
James Earl Chaney (May 30, 1943 – June 21, 1964)
Neshoba County | killer convicted in 2005
 

Vernon Dahmer (March 10, 1908 – January 11, 1966)
Forrest County | killer convicted in 1998
 
Woodrow Wilson Daniels (1921 – July 1, 1958)
Yalobusha County | killer never convicted
 
Jerry Dawson (1916 – July 1960)
Amite County | killer never convicted
 
Henry Hezekiah Dee (1945 – May 2, 1964)
Franklin County | killer convicted in 2007
 
Cpl. Roman Ducksworth Jr. (1934 – April 9, 1962)
Smith County | killer never convicted
 
Edward Duckworth (1926 – January 27, 1956)
Smith County | killer never convicted
 

Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963)
Hinds County | killer convicted in 1994
 

Eunice McKnight Felder (Birth Unknown-February 21, 1963)
Amite County | killer never convicted
 
Willie James Felder (Birth Unknown-February 21, 1963)
Amite County | killer never convicted
 

Phillip Lafayette Gibbs (September 1, 1948 – May 15, 1970)
Hinds County | killer never convicted
 
John Henry Goodloe (1933 – March 8, 1960)
Rankin County | killer never convicted
 
Andrew Goodman (November 23, 1943 – June 21, 1964)
Neshoba County | killer convicted in 2005
 
James Earl Green (December 19, 1952 – May 15, 1970)
Hinds County | killer never convicted
 
Jimmie Lee Griffin (1939 – September 24, 1965)
Oktibbeha County | killer never convicted
 
Paul Guihard (1932 – September 30, 1962)
Lafayette County | killer never convicted
 

Adlena Hamlett (July 11, 1889 – January 11, 1966)
Tallahatchie County | killer never convicted
 
Ruby Nell Harris (1946 – January 9, 1950)
Attala County | killer never convicted
 
Thomas Harris (1923 – April 11, 1950)
Attala County | killer never convicted
 
Cleve Holmes (1900 – January 31, 1960)
Rankin County | killer never convicted
 
E. C. (East) Houston (Birth Unknown-September 27, 1946)
Amite County | killer never convicted
 

Eli Jackson (1912 – December 1, 1963)
Wilkinson County | killer never convicted
 
J. Jackson (1922 – May 1, 1948)
Amite County | killer never convicted
 
Luther Jackson (1929 – October 25, 1959)
Neshoba County | killer never convicted
 
Wharlest Jackson (December 7, 1930 – February 27, 1967)
Adams County | killer never convicted
 
Thomas Jefferson, Jr. (1918-1947)
Panola County | killer never convicted
 
Ernest Jells (1942 – September 20, 1963)
Coahoma County | killer never convicted
 
Carl Earl Jenkins (1934 – April 21, 1956)
Hinds County | killer never convicted
 
Alex Johnson Jr. (March 15, 1915 – April 16, 1960)
Madison County | killer never convicted
 
Samuel Johnson Jr. (1943 – May 28, 1958)
Forrest County | killer never convicted
 
Versie Johnson (1912 – August 1, 1947)
Jefferson Davis County | killer never convicted
 
David Jones (1902 – December 12, 1946)
Sharkey County | killer never convicted
 
Dennis Jones (1925 – December 1, 1963)
Wilkinson County | killer never convicted
 

Birdia Keglar (1909 – January 11, 1965)
Tallahatchie County | killer never convicted
 
Clyde Kennard (June 12, 1927 – July 4, 1963)
Forrest County | granted posthumous pardon in 2006
 
George Oliver Kincaid (1938 – October 25, 1958)
Noxubee County | killer never convicted
 

Rev. George Lee (December 25, 1903 – May 7, 1955)
Humphreys County | killer never convicted
 
Herbert Lee (1919 – September 25, 1961)
Amite County | killer never convicted
 
Will Henry (John Patrick) Lee (1934 – February 25, 1965)
Rankin County | killer never convicted
 
George Love (Birth Unknown – January 8, 1958)
Sunflower County | killer never convicted
 
Willie Joe Lovette (1943 – June 30, 1963)
Holmes County | killer never convicted
 

Leon McAtee (1911 – July 23, 1946)
Holmes County | killer never convicted
 
Willie McGee (Birth Unknown – May 8, 1951)
Jones County | wrongfully executed
 
Annie McKnight (Birth Unknown-February 21, 1963)
Amite County | killer never convicted
 
Leo McKnight (Birth Unknown-February 21, 1963)
Amite County | killer never convicted
 
Joseph Robert McNair (July 2, 1938 – November 6, 1965)
Rankin County | killer never convicted
 
Matt McWilliams (1878 – January 4, 1947)
Kemper County | killer never convicted
 
Clinton Melton (1923 – December 3, 1955)
Tallahatchie County | killer never convicted
 
Booker T. Mixon (1924 – October 12, 1959)
Quitman County | killer never convicted
 
Nehemiah Montgomery (1904 – August 10, 1964)
Bolivar County | killer never convicted
 
Charles Eddie Moore (1945 – May 2, 1964)
Franklin County | killer convicted in 2007
 

Hollis Nunnery (Birth Unknown-December 3, 1965)
Amite County | killer never convicted
 

Samuel C. O’Quinn (1901 – August 14, 1959)
Wilkinson County | killer never convicted
 
Hubert Orsby (1950 – September 1964)
Madison County | killer never convicted
 

Mack Charles Parker (1936 – April 25, 1959)
Pearl River County | killer never convicted
 
Casey Lee Pointer (1912 – December 23, 1946)
Bolivar County | killer never convicted
 
Rainey Pool (1904 – April 12, 1970)
Humphreys County | killers convicted in 1999
 
Lillie Dell Powers (1954 – November 10, 1965)
Oktibbeha County | killer never convicted
 
William Roy Prather (1944 – October 31, 1959)
Alcorn County | killer never convicted
 
Mish Pryor (1908 – June 1958)
Scott County | killer never convicted
 

John Queen (Birth Unknown – August 8, 1965)
Jefferson County | killer never convicted
 

Donald Rasberry (1946 – February 1965)
Chickasaw County | killer never convicted
 
Roosevelt Rice (1911 – April 20, 1956)
Winston County | killer never convicted
 
Noverta Robertson (1923 – October 17, 1947)
Tippah County | killer never convicted
 
Mose Robinson (Birth Unknown – December 16, 1955)
Humphreys County | wrongfully executed
 

Michael Schwerner (November 6, 1939 – June 21, 1964)
Neshoba County | killer convicted in 2005
 
Jessie James Shelby (1933 – January 21, 1956)
Yazoo County | killer never convicted
 
Ollie W. Shelby (1947 – January 22, 1965)
Hinds County | killer never convicted
 
Ed Smith (Birth Unknown – April 27, 1958)
Greene County | killer never convicted
 
Flora Jean Smith (1956 – July 16, 1969)
Washington County | killer convicted in 1971
 
Lamar Smith (1892 – August 13, 1955)
Lincoln County | killer never convicted
 
Lover Stapleton (1919 – August 1, 1960)
Coahoma County | killer never convicted
 
Eddie James Stewart (Birth Unknown – July 9, 1966)
Copiah County | killer never convicted
 

Isaiah Taylor (Birth Unknown – June 26, 1964)
Sunflower County | killer never convicted
 
Freddie Lee Thomas (1949 – August 20, 1965)
Leflore County | killer never convicted
 
Johnnie Thomas (September 4, 1931 – August 14, 1970)
Clay County | killer never convicted
 
Frankie Thurman (1938 – January 9, 1950)
Attala County | killer never convicted
 
Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955)
Tallahatchie County | killer never convicted
 
Simon Toombs (January 15, 1911 – December 12, 1946)
Sharkey County | killer never convicted
 
Selma K. Triggs (November 21, 1888 – January 21, 1965)
Forrest County | killer never convicted
 

Clifton Walker (February 6, 1927 – February 29, 1964)
Wilkinson County | killer never convicted
 
Gurtie (Coot) Watts (Birth Unknown – January 19, 1965)
Scott County | killer never convicted
 
Ben Chester White (1901 – June 10, 1966)
Adams County | killers convicted in 2003
 
Jeffie Lee White (March 19, 1893 – March 9, 1956)
Hinds County | killer never convicted
 
Negro White (1929 – February 13, 1957)
Quitman County | killer never convicted
 
Malcolm Wright (1900 – July 2, 1949)
Chickasaw County | killer never convicted
 

Wayne Yancy (1943 – August 1, 1964)
Marshall County | killer convicted of manslaughter