Killing of Ollie Hunter in Georgia in 1944


Case summary

Ollie Hunter (1889 - 1944), domestic labor, was killed by an unidentified white store manager in Seminole County, Georgia. Hunter picked up a can while in the store and was told by the manager not to handle the articles. She sat the can down and walked out of the store. The manager followed Hunter and struck her in the head with an ax handle. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.


Date of incident: 1944-05-19
Location: Donalsonville, Seminole County, Georgia
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: handling items for sale in a store

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