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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.
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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: 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 "Woman's Club Condemns Acts of Lawlessness".
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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: 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: 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: 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.
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Date: Mar 1905
An article in The Valdosta Times, published in Valdosta, Georgia on March 18, 1905 "Syrian Peddler Tragedy".
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Date: May 1929
An article in The Lake City Reporter, published in Lake City Florida on May 17, 1929 "Exclude Immigrants For Five Year Period". This article was published in Lake City on the day Nola Romey was lynched and Fannie Romey was killed by police officers.…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nfzgfkrcmpk23ct/1929.05.17_Clip_LakeCityReporter_04wm.jpg

Date: Jun 1929
An article in The Syrian World, published in New York City, New York in June 1929 "Stand of Senator Reed on Syrians: He Amplifies his Statement on "the Trash of the Mediterranean" in Congress".
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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: 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 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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