Killing of James Meriweather in Alabama in 1935


Case summary

James Meriweather, a leader of the Sharecroppers Union, was killed in 1935 by a posse in Lowndes County, Alabama for encouraging cotton pickers to demand higher pay.


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Perpetrator group type: police, posse, mob

Date of incident: 1935-08-22
Location: Fort Deposit, Lowndes County, Alabama
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Allegation against victim: leading a sharecroppers' strike

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