William Lockwood

Location(s): Tuskegee, Alabama

Decade: 1940s

On May 2, 1946, William Lockwood, 59 years old, was shot and killed by Sheriff Willie Kirby in Tuskegee, Alabama. On June 24, 1947, Assistant Attorney General, Theron L. Caudle, of the Department of Justice informed Thurgood Marshall that it would not prosecute Kirby. 

The collection includes: Alabama Convict records for Elijah Lockwood (son of William); CRRJ student Quinn Rallins essay, “The William Lockwood Case: A Legal History.”

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