This Day in History

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Aug. 13, 1955: Lamar Smith Murdered

Lamar Smith, 63-year-old farmer and WWI veteran, was shot dead in Brookhaven, Mississippi, for urging African Americans to vote.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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