Anonymous Letter from Lake City, Florida to Governor Carlton

Title

Anonymous Letter from Lake City, Florida to Governor Carlton

Description

Content Warning: Materials in this collection contain harmful content, including racist and white supremacist language, graphic descriptions of lynching, and other forms of violence.
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 shots that killed Hasna and "the balance of the police force killed Romey next morning" and that Sheriff Douglass and his deputies were involved. The writer calls for Carlton to investigate more.

Publisher

Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

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Text/pdf

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Text

Identifier

kc0046_19290518_carlton_6

Files

https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/kc0046/kc0046_19290518_carlton_6.pdf

Citation

“Anonymous Letter from Lake City, Florida to Governor Carlton,” Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies Archive, accessed April 16, 2024, https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/83162.