Killing of Elizabeth Lawrence in Alabama


Case summary

Elizabeth Lawrence, a schoolteacher, was killed in 1933 in either Birmingham or Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Reports are to the effect that Lawrence was shot and her house burned down by a group of white parents after she had scolded some of their children for throwing rocks at her. Her son Alexander Lawrence, who was away at the time of the incident, attempted to report to county police, but the group quickly re-gathered and threatened to lynch him. Alexander fled to Boston.


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Location: Jefferson County, Alabama
Location type: victim's home
Allegation against victim: scolding white children for throwing stones at her

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