James Waymers

Overview: 

On July 10, 1965, J.H. Oswald, a Caucasian resident of Allendale, South Carolina, was stringing electrical wire across a street in order to add light to the home of an African-American friend. While this electrical work was being performed, Oswald became engaged in an argument with James Waymer, an African-American man. During the argument, Oswald fired a gun at Waymer, striking him near the heart and causing instant death.

Incident Date: 
Saturday, July 10, 1965
Case Name: 
James Waymers
Topic: 
FOIA
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights Division
Updated May 3, 2017