Moses Jones

Location(s): Clarke County, Alabama

Decade: 1950s

In December 1953, Moses Jones, 35 years old, was shot to death by Sheriff Jenkins Hill in Clarke County, Alabama. State and federal authorities investigated Jones’ death. A Clarke County jury declined to indict Hill. A federal grand jury returned an indictment, but that case was dismissed in 1956.

The collection includes: Jones’ death certificate; news articles; the NAACP file; and CRRJ student Mary Choate’s essay, “The Moses Jones Case: A Federal Witness Slain in Local Custody.”

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