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Killed May 31st, 1949, near Irwington, GA. Hill was ‘mysteriously’ removed from jail after shooting at a deputy sheriff during a scuffle in a local juke joint. Investigators viewed the sheriff’s story with suspicion. He left his house unlocked, and left the keys to the jail in his house. Despite extensive investigation, no convictions were obtained.
Primary Sources [to come]
This incident is also discussed in secondary literature:
“A State of Violent Contrasts”: Lynching and the Competing Visions of White Supremacy in Georgia, 1949 in the Georgia Historical Quarterly (Summer, 2011) PDF: Lynching in Georgia 1949
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