Browse Items (14 total)

  • Collection: Romey: Reaction Activism

Date: 11-Dec-31
A letter from Arthur Raper of the Souther Commission on the Study of Lynching to Florida Governor Carlton, dated December 11, 1931. The letter originally accompanied a copy of the commission's report.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nnme5nhum01fv1g/1931.12.11_Southern Commission on Study of Lynching Arthur Raper to Govwm.jpg

Date: 31-Aug-31
A letter from K.I. Hamway of Brooklyn, New York to Florida Governor Carlton, dated August 31, 1931, regarding outrage over white complicitcy and participation in lynchings in the South.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fhtkbz3nyuz8ypl/1931.08.31_Letter to Gov re lynching in South 1931-no name-datewm.jpg

Date: 3-Nov-30
A telegram from twenty-two women throughout the South to Florida Governor Carloton, dated November 3, 1930 expressing outrage over the sharp increase in lynching and urge Carlton and other governors to "erase this crime from the record of his state".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/apu9gyyi29au98s/1930.11.03_Telegram from Women vs Lynching to Govwm.pdf

Date: 9-Oct-30
A letter from George Fort Milton of Chattanooga, Tennessee to Florida Governor Carlton, dated October 9, 1930. Milton explains his participation in the efforts of the Commission and asks Carlton to assist the commission as well.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/22zafmkw4i08lxa/1930.10.09_CommissionStudyLynchingToCarltonwm.pdf

Date: 12-Jun-30
A letter from Arthur Jackson, Chairman of The General Conference of the Religious Society of Friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Florida Governor Carlton dated July 12, 1930. The writer is "shocked at this year's record of twleve lynchings."
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ajeykqhia4nm26x/1930.06.12_General Conf of Religious Society of Friends to Govwm.jpg

Date: 28-Apr-30
A letter from James T. Smith of Tampa, Florida to Governor Carlton, dated April 28, 1930 regarding two incidents of mob violence reported in Tampa that day. The writer urges the governor to enforce the laws in his state.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yoto9fx0igz0uwf/1930.04.28_Letter to Gov Tampa Violencewm.jpg

Date: 11-Nov-29
A telegram from W. Alexander Director of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation to Florida Governor Carlton regarding the third lynching in Florida in 1929 and calling for action to be taken.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dltqmep7t5kqwuv/1929.11.11_Telegram Commission on Interracial Cooperation Will Alexanderwm.jpg

Date: 5-Jul-29
A letter from Edward J. Dieb, secretary-treasurer of the Southwestern Syrian Merchant's Associtation of Fort Worth, Texas to Florida Governor Carlton, dated July 5, 1929 regarding the murders of Nola and Hasna Romey. The writer urges the governor to…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5htkxbho6pv0uek/1929.07.05_Southwestern Syrian Merchants Assocwm.jpg

Date: 26-Jun-29
A letter from Elies Moses, Roy Allem and Peter Deeb officers of The Syrian-Lebanon-American Association to Florida Governor Carlton, regarding the murders of Nola and Hasna Romey. The Association urges the governor to order an investigation into…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zd4ol81f68l0cp5/1929.06.26_SyrianLebanonAmericanAssocGovCarltonwm.pdf

Date: 25-Jun-29
A letter from Joe. M. Joseph, president of The Moral Progress Society of Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Florida Governor Carlton dated June 25, 1929. Arabic script on the letterhead indicates that the society was a Syrian Society. The writer urges the…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wg2kyoh733iqev5/1929.06.25_Moral Progress Societywm.jpg

Date: 24-May-29
An article in The Lake City Reporter published in Lake City, Florida on May 24, 1929 "Woman's Club Condemns Acts of Lawlessness".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wtgidg4ldmn4has/1929.05.24_Clip_LakeCityReporter_06WomensClubwm.jpg

Date: 24-May-29
An article in The Lake City Reporter published in Lake City, Florida on May 24, 1929 "Rotary and Kiwanis Condemn Lynching". The two clubs published separate statements condemning the lynching of Nola Romey and "all such acts of mob violence".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2mh33v98tq2gyhi/1929.05.24_Clip_LakeCityReporter_05RotaryandKiwaniswm.jpg

Date: 24-May-29
An article in The Lake City Reporter published in Lake City, Florida on May 24, 1929 "Mob Violence" making a statement about mob violence. The article begins "Acts of lynching and mob violence are strictly against all rules of law..." The notice…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/utcmgcca7qow777/1929.05.24_Clip_LakeCityReporter_04MobViolencewm.jpg

Date: 18-May-29
A letter from Salina, Kansas to Florida Governor Carlton dated May 18, 1929 expressing outrage over the lynching of Nola Romey.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r47uuvz04i81pjm/1929.05.18_Letter to Gov from Kansaswm.jpg
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