Sunday, August 5, 2012
George W. Lee, May 27, 1955
George W. Lee was a minister, vice president of the Regional Council of Negro Leadership, and head of the Belzoni, Mississippi branch of the NAACP. Known for his integrity and strength despite the oppressive state of affairs in Mississippi at the time he registered many African-Americans to vote and spoke boldly against the racism that prevailed at the time despite many threats to his life. He was assassinated in 1955 while driving his car.