TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 30, 2015

Retired Alamo attorney Jim Emison hopes to elevate the little-known story of Elbert Williams, a charter member of the NAACP and voting rights advocate in Haywood County, who was found dead in 1940. After a visit from police, Williams disappeared. Three days later, he was found in the Hatchie River. Emison, who is writing a book about Williams, says all signs point to murder at the hands of local law enforcement. Emison is planning a memorial service for Williams on June 20, the anniversary of his death, and hopes to put a tombstone on his now-unmarked grave, Nashville Public Radio reports.