Killing of Rubin Stacy in Florida in 1935
Rubin Stacy, 30, a tenant farmer, was killed in 1935 by a group of men in Broward County, Florida. Stacy was accused of frightening a white woman with a knife. The mob seized Stacy from police custody and hung and shot him. Subsequent investigation revealed that Stacey had gone to the white woman’s house to ask for food, and the woman became frightened when she saw Stacy’s face. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.
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