In July of 1935 Rubin Stacy was accused of attacking a white woman. A white mob, that included the local sheriff, lynched Stacy. A photo of the lynching was so disturbing that the NAACP used it in a campaign to call for anti-lynching legislation.
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The Day They Lynched Reuben Stacey by Bryan Brooks July 17, 1988 | Includes first hand accounts from witness and participant in lynching
Memorial recalls a Broward mob killing that became a macabre public festival by Fred Grimm May 3, 1018
Racist, Corrupt – and Sheriff by John Dolen. December 1, 2017
Woodlawn Connection: Rubin Stacy By Chelsea Blackmon (Rubin’s great-great niece)
Performed by Ross Gentry. Courtesy of Headway Recordings in Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more here