Killing of Benson Lamar in Alabama


Case summary

Benson Lamar, 70, a farmer and blacksmith, was killed in 1945 by unknown persons in Autauga County, Alabama. Lamar’s mutilated body was found tied to a tree on his land. Lamar was a successful farmer and prominent community member. Accounts were to the effect that his death was an act of racial violence.


Date of incident: on or around 1945-06-29
Location: Mulberry, Autauga County, Alabama
Location type: victim's workplace
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