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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.
 
 
Burial:
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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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

-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 9, 2015

- clover leigh
 Added: Mar. 7, 2014
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