Hattie Dickson


Age: 70

preacher's daughter who watched a white mob kill her sister during race riots nearly 50 years ago in Pennsylvania while she was driving when a mob of arrmed white youths confronted her family in York, Pennsylvania in July 1969 whose 27-year-old sister Lillie Belle Allen was shot when she got out of the car to take the wheel from Dickson after their car got stuck at a railroad crossing in a killing that went unpunished until prosecutors reopened the case in 1999 (eventually, 10 white men were charged; two were convicted and seven pleaded guilty or no contest, but the city's mayor at the time of the prosecution was acquitted), and who had to wait over 30 years for justice.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: August 24, 1945

Died: April 18, 2016

York, Pennsylvania