Bob White

Location(s): Conroe, Texas

Decade: 1940s

On June 10, 1941, Bob White, 28 years old, was shot and killed by W.S. Cochran during White’s third courtroom trial in Conroe, Texas. W.S. Cochran was charged with murder and released on $500 bond. Cochran stood trial after which a jury deliberated for two minutes and voted to acquit him.

The collection includes: Census records; news articles; court records; White’s death certificate; NAACP files; and Lillian A. Williams’ essay: “Execution in Court, the Ultimate Death of Bob White.”

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