Elbert Williams First To Die

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Before the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman & Mickey Schwerner in 1964; Medgar Evers in 1963; George W. Lee in 1955; or Harry T. Moore in 1951, Elbert Williams on June 20. 1940, in Brownsville, Tennessee, became the first known NAACP official murdered because of his civil rights activity, the First To Die.

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Elbert Williams First To Die - Publishing A Book About A Civil Rights Martyr in 1940, Author

Elbert Williams First to Die publishing a book about a civil rights martyr in 1940 in Brownsville, TN. 1st NAACP member to lose his life in the civil rights struggle

Elbert Williams standing far left is the known NAACP Official murdered for his civil rights activity, June Brownsville, Tennessee. Two Decades, Cold Case, African American History, My People, Civil Rights, Black History, Hero, Community, Couple Photos

Tennessee Community Pushes To Reopen 'Civil Rights Hero' Cold Case

Beyond preserving his legacy, city leaders are calling to investigate the 1940 death of Elbert Williams, who is believed to be the first NAACP official killed for seeking voting rights for blacks.

Washington Post: July 2015 - North Carolina voting rights case poised for national ramifications Race In America, Right To Vote, I Voted, Equal Rights, All The Way, Civil Rights, 50th Anniversary, Human Rights

John Lewis: How we won, and are losing, the right to vote

A review of Ari Berman’s “Give Us the Ballot.”

Washington Post: July 2015 - North Carolina voting rights case poised for national ramifications Race In America, Right To Vote, I Voted, Equal Rights, All The Way, Civil Rights, 50th Anniversary, Human Rights

John Lewis: How we won, and are losing, the right to vote

A review of Ari Berman’s “Give Us the Ballot.”

Tip Hunter Brownsville TN policeman took Elbert Williams from his home the night of Locked him up & questioned him about NAACP. Three days later Williams body was found in the nearby Hatchie River. The FBI's lead suspect. Race In America, Three Days, Civil Rights, Author, River, This Or That Questions, History, Night, Books

Elbert Williams First To Die - Publishing A Book About A Civil Rights Martyr in 1940, Author

Elbert Williams First to Die publishing a book about a civil rights martyr in 1940 in Brownsville, TN. 1st NAACP member to lose his life in the civil rights struggle

White lawyer calls on feds to reopen 1940 murder case of NAACP member Civil Rights, Police Officer, Lawyer, History, Mens Tops, Black, Black People, Historia

White lawyer calls on feds to reopen 1940 murder case of NAACP member

Elbert Williams was taken from his home in West Tennessee June 20, 1940, by a group of men led by a police officer. Three days later, his body was found in the Hatchie River with two bullet holes.

Ed Lee, Manager of Brownsville Tennessee Coca Cola bottler & President Brownsville Chamber of Commerce accompanied Brownsville Police when they took Elbert Williams from his home June Brownsville Tennessee, Civil Rights, Coca Cola, Presidents, Police, June, Author, History, Books

Elbert Williams First To Die - Publishing A Book About A Civil Rights Martyr in 1940, Author

Elbert Williams First to Die publishing a book about a civil rights martyr in 1940 in Brownsville, TN. 1st NAACP member to lose his life in the civil rights struggle

Charles Read Brownsville TN policeman accompanied Tip Hunter when Elbert Williams was taken into custody. Civil Rights, Author, History, Books, Libros, Book, Writers, Historia, Book Illustrations

Elbert Williams First To Die - Publishing A Book About A Civil Rights Martyr in 1940, Author

Elbert Williams First to Die publishing a book about a civil rights martyr in 1940 in Brownsville, TN. 1st NAACP member to lose his life in the civil rights struggle

Dr Amy Mundorff, Forensic Anthropologist & subject of this article, Body of Evidence, is working with me to locate the lost, unmarked grave of Elbert Williams. Amy is a pioneer in her field. We will find the grave. Science And Technology News, Science News, Science Books, Body Of Evidence, Discover Magazine, Stem Cell Research, Gene Therapy, Heart Muscle, Dark Matter

Using Technology to Find Hidden Graves

Forensic anthropologist Amy Mundorff identifies human remains. Now she wants to make searches for the missing safer and more successful.

Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback was born on May 1837 to parents William Pinchback, a successful Virginia planter, and Eliza Stewart, his former slave. The younger Pinchback was born in Macon,… Rosewood Massacre, Yuri Kochiyama, Black National Anthem, Bluefields, African American Museum, Audre Lorde, Frederick Douglass, African Diaspora, Africans

Elbert Williams (1908-1940)

Elbert Williams is the first known member of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to be murdered for his civil rights activities. Williams was born on October 15, …