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  • Tags: Florida

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 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: 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: May 1929
An article in the Birmingham News published in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday, May 17, 1929 "Florida Grocer Lynched by Mob: Action Follows Wounding of Police Chief in Row".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hm4ll0xepkwmb3c/1929.05.17_Birmingham Newswm.jpg

Date: May 1929
A headline article in The Valdosta Daily Times, published in Valdosta, Georgia on Friday, May 17, 1929 "Lynch Romey at Lake City: Wife Also Dies, is Shot by Officer Body Left by Road: Funeral Services to be Held in Valdosta Tomorrow".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kw0rokfu2sw7c9m/1929.05.17_Clip_ValdostaDailyTimes1wm.jpg

Date: May 1929
An article in the New York Evening World published in New York City on Friday May 17, 1929 "Mob in Florida Lynches White Man: Wife Slain: Shooting of Police Chief by Woman Cause of Outbreak".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/t9qztud1hkht53z/1929.05.17_New York Evening Worldwm.jpg

Date: 17-May-29
A Telegram from George Lahood to Florida Governor Carlton dated May 17, 1929 requesting Icer Romey (sone of Nola and Hasna Romey) be removed from the Columbia County Jail for his safety.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ghed3jf323s3l28/1929.05.17_LahoodTelegramwm.pdf

Date: May 1929
A headline article in The Valdosta Daily Times, published in Valdosta, Georgia on Saturday, May 18, 1929 "Carlton Orders Probe of Romeo Lynching: Funeral Service Be Held Sunday For Lynch Victim".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nu7on7xves7f2rx/1929.05.18_Clip_ValdostaDailyTimes1wm.jpg

Date: May 1929
An article in The Los Angeles Times published in Los Angeles, California on Saturday May 18, 1929 "Florida Grocer Lynched: Victim's Wife Also Dies as Result of Battle in Which Police Chief is Shot".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ae3etokbq2o0vmj/1929.05.18_The_Los_Angeles_Timeswm.jpg

Date: May 1929
An article in The Tampa Tribune published in Tampa, Florida on Saturday May 18, 1929 "Man Lynched After Wife is Slain by Cop: Carlton Orders Inquiry Into Lake City Case".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gw6ctdlixd785sq/1929.05.18_The_Tampa_Tribune1wm.jpg

Date: May 1929
An article in The Florida Times-Union, published in Jacksonville, Florida on May 18, 1929 "Probe Order Issued for Romeo Case: Governor Orders Investigation in Death of Man and Wife at Lake City". The copy of the article originally belonged to Emeine…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3dmmrlw6i206tho/1929.05.18_FloridaTimesUnionwm.jpg

Date: 18-May-29
A letter from an anonymous citizen of Lake City, Florida to Governor Carlton dated May 18, 1929 regarding the deaths of Nola and Hasna Romey. The letter names Chief John Bake, Deputy Sheriff Leo Cox, and Arthur Hall. It claims that Cox fired the…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9z48p4cyzt2r62a/1929.05.18_Letter to Gov from Anonymouswm.pdf

Date: 18-May-29
A letter from an anonymous citizen of Lake City, Florida to Governor Carlton dated May 18, 1929 regarding the deaths of Nola and Hasna Romey. The writer claims "our sheriff (Douglass) is not doing his duty".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b9fbw11hxdl7qyz/1929.05.18_Letter to Gov from F Anonymouswm.pdf

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

Date: May 1929
An article in The Valdosta Daily Times, published in Valdosta, Georgia on Monday, May 20, 1929 "Double Funeral Romey and Wife: Large Crowd Attended Funeral of Couple Slain at Lake City Last Friday".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/siy2hck57aiq15k/1929.05.20_Clip_ValdostaDailyTimeswm.jpg

Date: May 1929
An article in The Atlanta Constitution, published in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, May 20, 1929 "Romey Funeral Rites Are Held At Valdosta: Lynch Victim and Wife Shot by Police Are Buried With Double Service".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wxm0rjbvvf1gb4g/1929.05.20AtlantaConstitution.pdf

Date: 20-May-29
A letter from "the American citizens of Lake City," Florida to Governor Carlton dated May 20, 1929 regarding the deaths of Nola and Hasna Romey. The writer claims "it seems you are asking Guilty Parties to investigate this matter." It also states…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gvr8zomt98ampev/1929.05.20_Letter to Gov from LC Citizens Not only dirty actwm.pdf

Date: May 1929
An article in the Columbia Gazette, published in Lake City Florida on Tuesday, May 21, 1929 "Inquest proceedings In the Romeo Case: Transcript Of Testimony: In the Court of the Justice of the Peace, Tenth District, Columbia County". The article…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z2wdp9q4z76tu03/1929.05.21_ColumbiaGazette1wm.jpg

Date: May 1929
An article in the Columbia Gazette, published in Lake City Florida on Tuesday, May 21, 1929 "Woman Shoots Chief of Police And is Killed: E.R. Romeo, Husband of Woman Taken From City Jail By Mob and Killed". The article realtes the main events in the…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z2wdp9q4z76tu03/1929.05.21_ColumbiaGazette1wm.jpg

Date: May 1929
An article in The Lake City Reporter published in Lake City, Florida on Friday, May 24, 1929 "Baker Exonerated by Jury Investigating Pistol Afray". The article realys partial transcripts from the official inquest into the incident ordered by Governor…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vpr9c0ayelfljz7/1929.05.24_Clip_LakeCityReporter_03aBaker_Exoneratedwm.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: 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: May 1929
An article in The Lake City Reporter published in Lake City, Florida on Friday, May 24, 1929. The headline is "Woman Killed in Pistol Battle With Police Chief
https://www.dropbox.com/s/11q0h1gmj3au274/1929.05.24_Clip_LakeCityReporter_02aWoman Killedwm.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: May 1929
An article in Al-Hoda published in New York City, New York on Friday, May 24, 1929. The article was written by Nicola Al-Dibis a reporter for Al-Hoda and relays some facts about the lynching of Nola Romey and killing of Hasna Romey as reported in the…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/w81een39atjejv1/1929.05.24_alhoda_p1wm.bmp
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