Louis Allen

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Birthday
25, 1919
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Jan 31, 1964 (44)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
25, 1919
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Jan 31, 1964 (44)

About

This Mississippi businessman was murdered after attempting to register to vote and subsequently discussing with local officials the fact that he had witnessed the homicide of a fellow African American man by a white politician.

Before Fame

He enlisted in the United States Army in the last years of World War II.

Trivia

Decades after his death, Allen's murder remained unsolved; however, several investigations pointed to a local sheriff as a likely suspect.

Family Life

He was born and raised in the farming community of Amite County, Mississippi. His marriage to Elizabeth Allen resulted in four children.

Associated With

On the urging of civil rights activist Julian Bond, Allen, who had witnessed the murder of another activist, Herbert Lee, alerted authorities to the identity of the murderer. Tragically, this act resulted in Allen's own death.