Killing of John J. Gilbert in Georgia in 1946


Case summary

John J. Gilbert, 34, a chalk mill worker and union organizer, was killed in 1946 in Wilkinson County, Georgia. Gilbert was shot to death and found on the roadside 500 yards near his home, possibly because of his participation in the recent unionizing movement in the chalk mines.


Date of incident: 1946-08-03
Location: Gordon, Wilkinson County, Georgia
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: engaging in union activity

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Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

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