Willie Edwards

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Birthday
13, 1932
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Jan 23, 1957 (24)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
13, 1932
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Jan 23, 1957 (24)

About

Alabama-born African-American man who was killed by the Ku Klux Klan after they forced him to jump 125 feet off of a bridge to his death. Despite evidence to the contrary, his murderers were acquitted by a judge because no true cause of death was ever officially determined.

Before Fame

He was born in Lowndes County, Alabama.

Trivia

The case was re-opened in 1976 and again in 1997, but no one was ever convicted of a crime.

Family Life

He had a daughter named Malinda.

Associated With

He and Emmett Till are both African-Americans whose racially-motivated murders serve as reminders of America's dark history.

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