Andrew Lee Anderson


On August 5, 1963, Andrew Anderson, the 16-year-old African-American victim, was shot and killed with a high-powered rifle while trying to run from a group of white men and Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies.  At a subsequent coroner’s inquest, the mother of an eight-year-old white girl testified that she witnessed the victim chasing after her daughter, who was hysterical and covered in mud.  According to the mother’s testimony, the daughter got into her mother’s car and told her mother that the victim had sexually assaulted her.

Incident Date: 
Monday, August 5, 1963
Case Name: 
Andrew Lee Anderson
Industry Code: 
Civil Rights Division
Updated October 6, 2016