Killing of Edward Williams in Florida


Case summary

Edward Williams was killed in 1937 in Ocala County, Florida. He had been held in Ocala County jail on charges of insulting two white women. His mother, Dinah Kirkland, stated that he was released from jail to a group of white men in a car and never heard from again. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.


Date of incident: 1937-05-24 or 1937-06-07
Location: Ocala, Marion County, Florida
Location type: unknown - rural
Allegation against victim: hugging or stumbling into a white girl

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