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Rubin Stacy
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 19, 1935

Rubin Stacy, 37 was a homeless tenant farmer who knocked on a white woman's door (Marion Jones) she screamed, and he was arrested. As he was being led to jail by six deputies, a mob of about 100 overpowered them ran their car off the road, and lynched him in sight of Marion's house, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Marion claimed she offered him a drink of water, but he tried to assault her with a knife, which she later recanted. A photo of the lynching was sent to President F.D. Roosevelt to persuade him to support the Costigan-Wagner Act which would bring federal prosecution to any law enforcement officers who failed to exercise their responsibilities during a lynching incident. - Roosevelt refused to support the bill claiming he would lose Southern votes in the next election.

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Rubin Stacy is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was born abt. 1907, in Thomas County, Georgia... Died July 19, 1935.
Woodlawn Cemetery
Fort Lauderdale
Broward County
Florida, USA
Created by: Donna
Record added: Feb 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24771844
Rubin Stacy
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Rubin Stacy
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Another innocent man hung in the days of Jim Crow. Very sad. I hate racism and I always have. I am white.
- Mary
 Added: Mar. 18, 2015

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- clover leigh
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