Monday, December 17, 2012

William Roy Prather, November 2, 1959

Eight local white youths decided to go on a hate crime spree during Halloween revelry in Alcorn County, Mississippi. The resulting melee ended with the death of 15-year-old William Roy Prather on November 2, 1959. No one has been convicted in his death. His birthday was December 22, only 3 days before Christmas and his family suffered their grief immensely.

1 comment:

Gentry Parker said...

He is not forgotten! I just posted a picture of his name on the wall at the Civil Rights Memorial on my FB page! We will never forget...