A despicable chapter in American history: http://nuweb9.neu.edu/civilrights/north-carolina/booker-t-spicely/
Unfortunately, there were so many we know about. I can only imagine the horrors hidden by a culture of lies and the passage of time.
On a positive note, within 15 years the first Durham public school was integrated.
Death certificate notes his death by homicide at 4th Street (Berkeley Street.)