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Ella Turner 1964
Ella in 1964
Ella Turner
Portrayed by Julia Pace Mitchell (1964)
Episode Wednesday's Women
Status Deceased (2005)

Ella Turner is a character from "Wednesday's Women". She went to Hazelton, Mississippi along with Belinda Hutchins, Miriam Forrester and Violet Golding during Freedom Summer 1964 disguised as a Tupperware saleslady to teach uneducated black children for three days. Ella and her husband lost their jobs due to race-related reasons.

When the women found Miriam dead, Ella warned it would be useless to go to the police and even suggested that they were involved. After getting back to Philadelphia, Violet reported Miriam's murder to the police but the bigoted officer they met only questioned Belinda and Ella for harassing Violet. To hide their involvement, they staged Miriam's death to look like a hit-and-run accident.

Ella died in 2005 of heart disease.

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