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Willie Brewster

Willie Brewster

Birth date:

April 27, 1927

Death date:

September 15, 1965

Age at Death:



Born in Alabama in 1927, Willie Brewster was simply a black man in America, just trying to get by in a racist land. He worked the night shift out the Union Foundry. A memorial has since been raised in his honor near the site of his killing.

Willie Brewster was shot in cold blood on the way home with a coworker. A white supremacist, shot him in the neck, leading Brewster to die three days later. The men behind the killing belonged to the National States' Rights Party, a white supremacist group.

Was justice served?

No. Although the killer was sentenced to 10 years in prison, he did not serve the time.

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