Killing of Booker T. Spicely in North Carolina in 1944
Pvt. Booker T. Spicely (1909 - 1944) was killed by Herman Lee Council in Durham County, North Carolina. Herman Lee Council, a bus driver, had ordered Spicely to sit in the back of the bus. Spicely protested but eventually moved to the back. When Spicely got off the bus, Council shot Spicely, alleging that Spicely started an argument and advanced on him. A trial jury acquitted Council. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.
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