Elbert Williams

Most Influential Person

American, head of the local NAACP, who was murdered for registering to vote

Why Is Elbert Williams Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Elbert Williams was an African-American civil rights leader from Brownsville, Tennessee who was killed by unknown persons. He was one of the five charter members of the NAACP branch in Brownsville. Killed in 1940, Williams is the first known NAACP member to be lynched for his civil rights activities.

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