Skip to main content

Walter P. Billings newspaper clippings

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0157

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of several newspaper clippings relating to the trial of several white men for the murder of Walter P. Billings, an African-America resident of Sumter County, Alabama, on 1 August 1874, and also a lengthy jury charge by U.S. Curcuit Court Judge Ballard decrying violence used by the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist organizations against African-Americans. The clippings were evidently pasted to a series of sheets of paper, but most of them have fallen off, so the organization is no longer clear.

Dates

  • 1873

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical/Historical note

Walter P. Billings was an African-America resident of Sumter County, Alabama, who was murdered on 1 August 1874.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (17 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Several newspaper clippings relating to the trial of several white men for the murder of Walter P. Billings, an African-America resident of Sumter County, Alabama, on 1 August 1874, and also a lengthy jury charge by U.S. Circuit Court Judge Ballard decrying violence used by the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist organizations against African-Americans.

Provenance

Purchased from Cather & Brown Books, 1992

General

To provide faster access to our materials, this finding aid was published without formal and final review. Email us at archives@ua.edu if you find mistakes or have suggestions to make this finding aid more useful for your research.

Processed by

Unknown; updated by Andrew Harris, 2012

Source

Title
Guide to the Walter P. Billings newspaper clippings
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
May 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500