Killing of A. L. McCamy Jr. in Georgia in 1936


Case summary

A. L. McCamy Jr., 21, a laborer, was killed by a mob in 1936 in Whitfield County, Georgia. McCamy was arrested after allegedly breaking into the house of a widow. McCamy was taken from his jail cell, shot and hanged by a mob of about 200 white individuals.The sheriff claimed to be asleep.


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Perpetrator group type: mob

Date of incident: 1936-09-06
Location: Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: attacking a white girl

Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: yes
Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

Criminal process
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