Killing of Estes Wright in Florida in 1935


Case summary

Estes Wright, age 30, a laborer, was killed in 1935 by an unknown person in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida. Correspondence with the NAACP states that Wright was beaten to death by a white man. Death certificate gives the cause of death as cerebral hemorrhage caused by a blow to the head.


Date of incident: 1935-09-14
Location: Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie County, Florida
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: intervening on behalf of a Black driver in an auto accident

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Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

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