Earle, Willie, lynching of

February 17, 1947

William Gravely Oral History Collection on the Lynching of Willie Earle

A significant collection of audio recordings, transcripts, and notes related to to the lynching, compiled by researcher William Gravely in the 1980s and 90s.

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  • Title Earle, Willie, lynching of
  • Coverage February 17, 1947
  • Author
  • Keywords last racial lynching in South Carolina (rumored), arrested for the robbery and stabbing of Thomas Watson Brown, Strom Thurmond immediately denounced mob violence, strengthened the resolve of black Carolinians, President Harry S. Truman, President’s Committee on Civil Rights,
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
  • URL
  • Access Date March 28, 2023
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update July 26, 2022
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