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 Willie Edwards Jr.

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Willie Edwards Jr.

Birth
Death 22 Jan 1957 (aged 24)
Burial Letohatchee, Lowndes County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 27038602 View Source
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Montgomery, Alabama - Willie was a truck driver on his way to work when he was stopped by 4 klansmen. The men thought Edwards was another man who they believe was dating a white woman. They forced Edwards to jump off a bridge at gunpoint into the Alabama River. His body was found 3 months later.

Edwards was a Winn Dixie truck driver. On January 23, 1957, Edwards was abducted by Klansmen and was ordered to jump off of the Tyler-Goodwin Bridge into the Alabama River. He had a daughter Malinda who was 5 at the time.

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  • Created by: Donna
  • Added: 24 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 27038602
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27038602/willie-edwards : accessed ), memorial page for Willie Edwards Jr. (13 Nov 1932–22 Jan 1957), Find a Grave Memorial ID 27038602, citing New Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Letohatchee, Lowndes County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Donna (contributor 46910450) .