Monday, December 17, 2012

Herbert Lee, September 25, 1961

Herbert Lee was a dairy farmer, father of nine children, and active in the local NAACP of Liberty, Mississippi in Pike County. He was later killed in broad daylight by E.H. Hurst, a member of the Misssissippi Legislature, who was incensed at Negroes not staying in their place and trying to get rights on September 25, 1961. witnesses were threatened into lying about the chain of events, but one witness Louis Allen found the courage to recant his false testimony and was later killed as a result.

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