Murders Around Mississippi

Newest information on Mississippi murders involving African Americans and/or Mississippi politicians and leaders. SYNDICATE SUSAN'S ARTICLES on your site! Fast, Easy & Free! (El Movimiento por los Derechos Civiles en Estados Unidos)

Thursday, June 23, 2005


Booker T. Mixon, October of 1959

Booker T. Mixon, was lynched in October of 1959. He died in Coahoma county hospital in Clarksdale after remaining in a coma from Oct. 12 until Oct. 23.

A 35-year-old Korean veteran, Mixon was found in a ditch outside of the small town of Marks by a Sheriff’s deputy; Mixon was nude and suffering from abrasions, cuts and contusions. He was reported as a hit and run victim but “Persons who viewed Mixon’s body report that it looked like it had been dragged from a car since most of the flesh on his abdomen and back had been savagely torn from his body.”

Mississippi authorities would not grant permission for an autopsy upon Mixon’s death, but the attending physician noted brain injuries and head fractures that would come if dragged by a car, “perhaps, over some grass.”

Mrs. Mixon and his uncle, James, hired an attorney to demand the governor call for an investigation. Mixon had been working in the small town of Crenshaw and had been on the job driving a truck for only three days before the injuries that led to his death.

Click here to read the newspaper article.

<< Home


June 2005   July 2005   September 2005   October 2005   November 2005   December 2005   January 2006   February 2006   March 2006   April 2006   May 2006   June 2006   July 2006   August 2006   October 2006   January 2007   February 2007   March 2007   April 2007   May 2007   June 2007   July 2007   September 2007   October 2007   December 2007   March 2008   April 2008   July 2008   September 2008   October 2008   November 2008   December 2008   June 2009   July 2009   December 2009   February 2010   March 2010   October 2010   June 2011  

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]