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  • Collection: Romey: Lynchings in Florida

Date: Jun 1932
Correspondence to Governor Carlton of Florida regarding the lynching of Henry Woods in Jasper, Hamilton County, Florida after Woods shot and killed the Jasper Chief of Police, Ira Foler. Perry Allison and Lit Cole, policement of Lake City were…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yxdaqug7yfi1xk8/1932.06_Lynching_HenryWood_Jasper_LakeCitywm.pdf

Date: Dec 1929
An article in The Tampa Tribune, published in Tampa, Florida on December 12, 1929 "Lynchings". This article notes that the total number of lynchings in the United States had fallen since previous years, but three of the total five ocurred in North…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ely33pc6tv5lw7t/1929.12.12LynchingsTampaTribune.pdf

Date: Nov 1929
An article in The Tampa Times, published in Tampa, Florida on November 12, 1929 "Carlton To Make Investigation of Quincy Lynching". Will Larkins, an African-American man, was accused of assaulting a school-girl and taken to the county jail. Later, he…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uxalrckpzbjbkrg/1929.11.12_Larkins_The_Tampa_Timeswm.jpg

Date: Jul 1929
An article in The Tampa Tribune, published in Tampa, Florida on July 2, 1929 "Half This Year's Lynchings In Florida". This article notes that by for the first half of 1929, Florida had as many lynchings as the rest of the United States combined. It…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qppkqkqbyh0fjc8/1929.07.02_Lynchings_The_Tampa_Tribunewm.jpg

Date: Jun 1929
An article in The Tampa Tribune, published in Tampa, Florida on June 2, 1929 "Negro Drowned by Florida Mob After Hands Are Severed". Jim Mobley, a seventy-two year old African-American man was "found in company with a white woman". Subsequently, a…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/eh3vqkf1s5ymrg5/1929.06.02_Mobley_The_Tampa_Tribunewm.jpg

Date: Jun 1929
An article in the Pensacola News Journal, published in Pensacola, Florida on June 2, 1929 "Lynching Party Brings Arrests: White Men Held After Body of Negro Is Found". Jim Mobley, a seventy-two year old African-American man was "found in company with…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/83vk2bwk8fcntht/1929.06.02_Mobley_Jim_HamiltonCO_Pensacola_News_Journalwm.jpg

Date: Feb 1929
An article in The Tampa Times, published in Tampa, Florida on February 27, 1929 "Unjust to Tampa". An article detailing the lynching of Buster Allen objecting to the lynching being associated with Tampa, rather than Hernando County where the majority…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/niqrpyq1012xuvw/1929.02.27_Allen_The_Tampa_Timeswm.jpg

Date: Feb 1929
An article in The Tampa Times, published in Tampa, Florida on February 22, 1929 "Jury Probing Lynching Case Finds Nothing: Evidence Lacking in Hernando County Hanging". Eighteen-year-old African-American man, Buster Adams was taken from the…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fmf28omcrq3q2jw/1929.02.22_Allen_The_Tampa_Timeswm.jpg

Date: Feb 1929
An article in The Orlando Sentinel, published in Orlando, Florida on February 22, 1929 "Lynching Evidence Not Sufficient". Eighteen-year-old African-American man, Buster Adams was taken from the Hillsborough County, Florida jail in Tampa, to protect…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ekvspylhfw9v2i/1929.02.22_Allen_The_Orlando_Sentinelwm.jpg

Date: Feb 1929
An article in the Tallahassee Democrat, published in Tallahassee, Florida on February 20, 1929 "Negro Young Man Lynched Today: Body Found Buried Near Purported Crime". Eighteen-year-old African-American man, Buster Adams was taken from the…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z9vtkacy0scfu9h/1929.02.20_Allen_Tallahassee_Democratwm.jpg

Date: Nov 1919
An article in The Tampa Tribune, published in Tampa, Florida on November 30, 1919 "Negro Attacks White Woman Near Lake City And Forfeits His Life". An African-American man, Sam Mosely, was hanged from a tree and his body riddled with bullets in…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h440h8f9rydeeoa/1919.11.30_Mosely_Sam_Lynching_The_Tampa_Tribunewm.jpg
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