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  • Tags: Florida

Date: 1929
A letter from an anonymous citizen of Lake City, Florida to Governor Carlton undated circa 1929 regarding the deaths of Nola and Hasna Romey. The writer urges the governor to send a special detective to Lake City to investigate the murders.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dsct8bylqdtv2xt/No Date_Letter to Gov re special detective for Romey casewm.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

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".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wtgidg4ldmn4has/1929.05.24_Clip_LakeCityReporter_06WomensClubwm.jpg

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.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dltqmep7t5kqwuv/1929.11.11_Telegram Commission on Interracial Cooperation Will Alexanderwm.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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Mar 1905
An article in The Atlanta Constitution, published in Atlanta, Georgia on March 14, 1905 "Path of Blood Leads to Body: Syrian Peddler Was Done to Death in a Swamp".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/y5896wjl89h65ew/1905.03.14_Peddler_Murder_The_Atlanta_Constitutionwm.jpg

Date: Mar 1905
An article in The Tuscaloosa News, published in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on March 16, 1905 "Syrian Peddler Found Dead".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/x09ftw9k5kryizq/1905.03.16_The_Tuscaloosa_Newswm.jpg

Date: Mar 1905
An article in The Valdosta Times, published in Valdosta, Georgia on March 18, 1905 "Syrian Peddler Tragedy".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2qhwd3negiht9gp/1905.03.18_Clip_ValdostaTimes_SyrianPeddlerTragedywm.jpg

Date: Jun 1907
An article in the Greensboro Daily News, published in Greensboro, North Carolina on June 26, 1907.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/a33rp8d413j86zo/1907.06.29_Greensboro_Daily_Newswm.jpg

Date: Apr 1908
An article in The Randolph Bulletin, published in Asheboro, North Carolina on April 4, 1908 "Syrian Peddler Jailed" a story from Gastonia.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/unaqsbc6lbghxys/1908.04.23_The_Randolph_Bulletinwm.pdf

Date: Feb 1909
An article in The Valdosta Daily Times, published in Valdosta, Georgia on February 1, 1909 "Day of Fires Was Sunday: Six Alarms and Three Serious Blazes was Record of Day".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/443n5qdyaz7sv8q/1909.02.01_Clip_ValdostaDailyTimes_DayofFireswasSundaywm.jpg

Date: Feb 1909
An article in the Gainesville Daily Sun, published in Gainesville, Florida on February 2, 1909 "Georgia And Florida Towns Lose By Fire: Eleven Houses Destroyed at Valdosta-Milton Is Almost Wiped Off the Map".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/u9a2padbtmeiaqw/1909.02.02_Gainesville_Daily_Sunwm.jpg

Date: Sep 1917
An article in The Atlanta Constitution, published in Atlanta, Georgia on September 18, 1917 "Heavy Sentences for Bone Dry Law Breakers"
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sr5jij4spv6u07p/1917.09.18_Moses_Valdosta_The_Atlanta_Constitutionwm.jpg

Date: Oct 1917
An article in The Tampa Tribune, published in Tampa, Florida on October 11, 1917 "Alleged Slacker Wanted In Valdosta Marries A Tampa Widow With Five Children".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9b1jlu903y33nla/1917.10.11_The_Tampa_Tribunewm.jpg

Date: Nov 1919
An article in The Atlanta Constitution, published in Atlanta, Georgia on November 28, 1919 "Extensive Robbery Scheme Discovered: Four Men Arrested for Complicity in Series of Car Robberies in Valdosta".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i1p9wk3bykhb6wr/1919.11.28_The_Atlanta_Constitutionwm.jpg
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