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Mack Charles Parker

Deceased Person from United States of America

Mack Charles Parker (1936 – April 24, 1959) was an African-American victim of lynching in the United States. He was accused of raping a pregnant white woman in northern Pearl River County, Mississippi. Three days before he was to stand trial, he was kidnapped from his jail cell in the Pearl River County Courthouse by a mob, beaten and shot. His body was found in the Pearl River, 20 miles west of Poplarville, 10 days later. Despite evidence compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and indictment by a federal grand jury, the men who killed him were released. Parker was arrested for the February 23, 1959 rape and kidnapping of a pregnant white woman, in Pearl River County, Mississippi. The alleged victim claimed that the crime occurred on a dirt logging road called Black Creek Ford Road, off U. S. Route 11, approximately seven miles south of Lumberton, where she and her child were waiting alone in a car while her husband went to get help to fix it. Parker vehemently denied having raped anyone, and reports collected after his death suggested that the rape accusations may have been fabricated by the alleged victim as a means of concealing her ongoing consensual affair with a  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1936
Nationality
United States of America

Death

Date of death
1959-04-24
Cause of death
Lynching

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