Eugene Bell

Location(s): Liberty County, Mississippi; Amite County, Mississippi

Decade: 1940s

Eugene Bell, 22 years old, was shot to death in Amite County in August 1945. A veteran, husband, and father, Eugene Bell was killed because he refused to work for a local plantation owner, choosing instead to work on his father-in-law’s land. Bell and his family were ambushed on a highway, and he was shot to death while his wife and children looked on.

The collection includes: Army documents; a photograph of Bell; CRRJ student Fraser Grier’s essay, “A Legacy of Persecution: the Bell Family of Amite County.”

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