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Body of Willie Earl after lynching, Greenville, South Carolina, February 17, 1947

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Creator:Southern Labor Archives
Title:Body of Willie Earl after lynching, Greenville, South Carolina, February 17, 1947
Date:1947 Feb. 17
Description:

Text on reverse: "This Was Once a Man" and "Remains of Willie Earl, hacked to pieces by white taxi drivers of Greenville, South Carolina. Although twenty-one men eventually signed confessions, an all-white jury refused to convict any of them." Stetson Kennedy (1916-2011), writer and civil rights activist, collected these photographs during the course of his career fighting for equality throughout the Southern United States.

Local identification number: L1979-37_068

Types:Photographic prints | StillImage
Subjects:Racism--South Carolina--Greenville | Terrorism | Lynching | Lynchings | Dead persons | Kennedy, Stetson | United States, South Carolina, Greenville County, Greenville, 34.8526176, -82.3940105
Collection:Stetson Kennedy Papers
Institution:Georgia State University Special Collections
Contributors:Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
Original Material:

Stetson Kennedy papers, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library

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Cite as: L1979-37_068, Stetson Kennedy Papers, L1979-37, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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