Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Wordless Wednesday: The Death of Little Hazel
before but have since learned some more facts, like that her parents were also injured. Hazel's mother (Missouri Myrick Allmen) took three shots in the shoulders and Hazel's father took some buckshot to the face. Hazel herself took some buckshot to the chest which killed her. I had read that all this happened on Court St. but now I'm reading that it happened on Division street. Surprisingly, the The Atlanta Constitution had one of the best accounts of the events and what happened to Hazel. According the paper, Hazel and her family were out driving and were attracted into town by the noise. Apparently, in addition to the actual rioters, many people were like the Allmens and were just there out of curiosity. Most surprisingly, a few women with infants in strollers were spotted in the crowd during the riot.