Killing of Edward Bracey in Alabama in 1935


Case summary

Edward Bracey, a farmer, was killed in 1935 by a mob in Hope Hull, Montgomery County, Alabama.* During a cotton pickers’ strike, a gang of landlords and vigilantes opened fire on Bracey’s house. Bracey was killed as he tried to escape out the back door.


Date of incident: 1935-09-03
Location: Hope Hull, Montgomery County, Alabama
Location type: private space - domestic
Allegation against victim: engaging in union activity

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