Ollie Hunter

Location: Seminole County, Georgia

Age: 55

Year: 1944

Ollie Hunter, 55, was a domestic laborer who was killed by an unidentified white store manager in Seminole County, Georgia, in 1944.

Hunter picked up a can while in the store and was told by the manager not to handle the merchandise. She sat the can back down on the shelf and walked out of the store.

The manager followed Hunter out of the store and struck her in the head with an axe handle.

For more information, search CRRJ’s archive.

Read more about Hunter’s death on the Burnham-Nobles Digital Archive

About the Archive

The Burnham-Nobles Digital Archive houses case files and documents for more than 1,000 cases of racial homicides in the Jim Crow South. Co-founded by Melissa Nobles, professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Margaret Burnham, CRRJ director and professor of law at Northeastern, these uncovered stories highlight how violence affected lives, defined legal rights and shaped politics between 1930 and 1954.

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