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James Waymers


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.

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James Waymers
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Updated May 3, 2017