Woodrow Allen Bush

Location(s): Anniston, Alabama

Decade: 1930s

On August 23, 1936, 21-year-old Woodrow Allen Bush was killed by Ozie Hicks in Anniston, Alabama. Hicks was acquitted at trial by an all-white jury. A descendant of the Hicks family reached out to a member of the Bush family to apologize for the harm that her family caused them.

The collection includes: Pat Hicks’ Death Certificate, Woodrow Allen Bush’s death certificate, NAACP files, and CRRJ student Munroe Graham’s essay “Woodrow Allen Bush: Racial Tension in Alabama in 1936.”

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