Roman Ducksworth Jr

Cpl. Roman Ducksworth Jr, he was an African-American military police officer in Maryland.

In 1962, his wife gave birth to his 6th child, and while he was on the bus, on his way to the hospital,
the police stopped him and took him out of the bus due to his race, they mistook him as a freedom rider.

After confrontation, the officer shot Duckworth in the chest.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

This murder was ruled as a “justifiable homicide”. And that was the end of it.

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