James Andrew Miller

Overview: 

According to a report of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), on August 30, 1964, James Andrew Miller, the African-American victim, was shot and killed by a white man, later identified as John Lo Whitaker, the subject, in Jackson, Georgia.  According to an article in the Jackson Progress-Argus, the shooting occurred in the early morning hours of August 30, after a group of African-American youths, which included the victim, stopped and threw rocks at a car occupied by a white couple and XXXXXXXX (XXXXXXXX).  Whitaker, who was driving his  pickup truck behind the XXXXXXXX car and was also forced to stop, claimed that he fired two shots at the victim when the victim tried to open his truck door.
The victim was transported to nearby Sylvan Grove Hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Incident Date: 
Sunday, August 30, 1964
Case Name: 
James Andrew Miller
Topic: 
FOIA
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights Division
Updated October 6, 2016