Title:“Slaughter: An American Atrocity” - Collection Finding Aid
Description:This collection consists of email, the majority of which were forwards and mass circulated to a wide variety of recipients. The majority of the email concern the publication of Carroll Case’s book The Slaughter: An American Atrocity. Case’s book claimed that in 1943, 1,200 members of the Army’s, 364th Infantry Regiment—a black regiment—were killed by white soldiers during a riot at Camp Van Dorn, near Centreville, Mississippi. Following release of the book, the U.S. Army undertook an investigation into the matter. The records in this collection also contain public statements made by the U. S. Army and Department of Justice regarding investigations of the reported incident.
Please Note: No items in this collection have yet been scanned nor made available online