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Marrow’s Murder Flashpoint in Oxford, 1970

May 12, 2016

On May 11, 1970, Henry Marrow, a 23-year-old African American Vietnam War veteran, was murdered in Oxford. Marrow was approaching Robert Teel’s store to buy a Coca-Cola when he spoke to a young white woman. Teel, his son and his stepson interpreted the exchange as offensive, so they chased Marrow from the store parking lot, beat […]


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