Killing of A. C. Williams in Florida in 1941
A. C. Williams, 22, was killed in 1941 by a mob in Gadsden County, Florida. Williams was arrested for breaking into a house. He was also accused of attacking a white girl but no charge had been made against him. Williams was first taken from jail and beaten by masked men. He was later found severely injured but alive. While being transported in an ambulance, he was kidnapped a second time and shot to death by a mob.
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