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Wharlest Jackson,
Natchez, Mississippi
February 27, 1967

Agencies: Unspecified

Last updated: about 2 years ago

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Wharlest Jackson, the treasurer of his local NAACP chapter, was one of many blacks who received threatening Klan notices at his job. After Jackson was promoted to a position previously reserved for whites, a bomb was planted in his car. It exploded minutes after he left work one day, killing him instantly.