Killing of Aaron Williams in Mississippi in 1932
Aaron Williams (1879-1932), a railroad fireman, was killed, likely by a gang of white men calling themselves the Mystic Order of United Workers in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi. The “Mystic Order” was engaged in a violent campaign to drive Black men from their jobs working for the Illinois Central and Yazoo & Mississippi railroads. Williams was one of those shot and killed.
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