CPL Roman Ducksworth Jr.

CPL Roman Ducksworth Jr.

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Death 9 Apr 1962 (aged 27–28)
Burial Taylorsville, Smith County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 27073146 · View Source
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In Taylorsville, Mississippi, a Black military police office stationed in Maryland, was on leave to visit his sick wife when he was ordered off a bus by a police officer and shot dead. The police officer may have mistaken Ducksworth for a "freedom rider" who was testing bus desegregation laws.

He was buried with full military honors. He is survived by his wife and six children.


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  • Created by: Donna
  • Added: 25 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 27073146
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Roman Ducksworth Jr. (1934–9 Apr 1962), Find a Grave Memorial no. 27073146, citing Cherry Grove M.B. Church Cemetery, Taylorsville, Smith County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Donna (contributor 46910450) Unknown.