Willie Ruth Mosley

Location(s): Gadsden, Alabama

Decade: 1950s

On April 28, 1951, 17-year-old, pregnant Willie Ruth Mosley (née Williams), was killed by Birmingham Police Officer F.H. Vinyard in Gadsden, Alabama. The Attorney General’s Office investigated the case and determined that there was no violation of a civil rights statute.

The collection includes: DOJ files; census records; and CRRJ student Marecca Vertin’s essay, “Willie Ruth Williams Mosely: She Stood Up For Herself.”

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