Isaiah Henry


According to a November 11, 2007, article in The Advocate (the article), on July 28, 1954, Isaiah Henry, a 38-year-old African-American school-bus driver and farmer, was found severely beaten on the side of a road in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.  Henry, who helped his African-American neighbors prepare for voter registration tests, had voted in the Democratic primary the day before.  He was taken to a hospital in New Orleans, where doctors placed a metal plate in his head and where he stayed for several weeks.  Henry died on May 2, 1973, of causes unrelated to the beating.

Incident Date: 
Wednesday, July 28, 1954
Case Name: 
Isaiah Henry
Industry Code: 
Civil Rights Division
Updated October 6, 2016