The Waller Case

Sancton, Thomas
July 1942
New Republic;7/13/42, Vol. 107 Issue 2, p45
Focuses on the trial of African-American sharecropper from Virginia, Odell Waller, who killed his white landlord, Oscar Davis. Opinion of Governor Colgate W. Darden on the case; Statements of Waller before his electrocution; Information on handouts of the Workers' Defense League which turned Oscar Davis into a symbol of oppression; Reference to the case of Tom Denson who was a sharecropper at the farm of R.G. Siddle, who took all crops of Denson.


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