Killing of Albert Jordy Raboteau in Mississippi in 1943


Case summary

Albert Jordy Raboteau (1897-1943), a grocery store clerk, was killed by Harry Summerall in Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Mississippi. In a dispute over a purchase, a Black woman named Ceola Lizana was beaten by an employee of an ice house owned by Summerall. When Robateau learned of the incident, he became angry and went to the ice house and allegedly threatened the people that worked there. The next day, Summerall went to the grocery store where Raboteau worked and fatally shot him. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.


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Date of incident: 1943-06-21
Location: Bay Saint Louis, Hancock County, Mississippi
Location type: private space - commercial
Allegation against victim: protesting the beating of a Black woman; insulting a white woman

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