Maceo Snipes

Overview: 

On July 18, 1946, Maceo Snipes, the victim, an African-American World War II veteran,  was shot and fatally wounded by a white man, Edward Williamson, in Butler, Georgia.  Present at the time of the shooting was at least one other white man, Lynwood Harvey.  A friend of the victim’s family took him to Montgomery Hospital in Butler, where he died on July 20, 1946.

Incident Date: 
Thursday, July 18, 1946
Case Name: 
Maceo Snipes
Topic: 
FOIA
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights Division
Updated October 6, 2016