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Betty Butler, “killed a few steps north of the overhead bridge,” McComb, “by a sixteen-year-old white boy because she resisted his sex advances.” No date given. Reported by Rev. Hollis N. Turner, McComb, letter dated Ausut 23, 1957. MSCR SCR ID # 99-9-0-72-4-1-1
Kidnap/murder of a 16-year-old white girl residing in Walthall County by four white men. The girl was taken from her bedroom, carried into a swamp and raped. One man confessed, acquitted by an all-white jury in a trial in Magnolia. No date given. Reported by Rev. Turner. C MSCR ID # 2-61-2-4-2-1-1
Woodrow Wilson Daniels, Water Valley, beaten to death by Yalobush County Sheriff, J. G. Traelor, June of 1958. SCR ID # 5-2-0-4-1-1-1
Sam O’Quinn of Centreville, killed August 1959. Was NAACP leader ambushed and killed. Source: program for 41st annual memorial service for Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner. Source: program for 41st annual memorial service for Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner.
Wayne Yancy, killed August 1, 1964 in Holly Springs. Civil Rights worker died after being denied admission to hospital.
Booker T. Mixon of Itta Bena, dragged behind a car near Marks (Quitman County) in 1959. This "auto accident" was not investigated and no autopsy was done even though Mr. Mixon's totally nude body showed "abrasions, cuts and contusions." He remained in a coma in the Clarksdale hospital from Oct. 12 until Oct. 23 when he died "without uttering a word." MSCR SCR ID # 10-70-0-2-1-1-1.