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Episode 3: Rubin Stacy – Broward County, Florida

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.

Lynching of Rubin Stacy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 19, 1935, United States, New York, Schomburg Center. (Photo by Photo12/UIG/Getty Images)

More about this episode
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