Killing of Woody Barrett in Louisiana in 1934


Case summary

Woody Barrett, a railroad worker was killed in 1934 by white men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Barrett was murdered as he was performing his duties as a railroad worker. The NAACP considered his murder one of a rash of murders of Black men working for the Illinois Central Railroad in the 1930’s by white men coveting their jobs.


Date of incident: 1934-07-11
Location: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Location type: unknown - urban
Allegation against victim: holding jobs white men wanted

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