Isadore Banks

Overview: 

On June 8, 1954, the charred remains of victim Isadore Banks, a 59-year-old
African-American man, were found chained to a tree in a wooded area near Marion, Arkansas.  Media reports at the time detailed the finding of the victim’s remains and the subsequent investigation into his murder.

Incident Date: 
Tuesday, June 8, 1954
Case Name: 
Isadore Banks
Topic: 
FOIA
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights Division
Updated October 6, 2016