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 Rubin Stacy

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Rubin Stacy

Birth
Thomas County, Georgia, USA
Death 19 Jul 1935
Burial Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 24771844 View Source
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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.

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  • Created by: Donna
  • Added: 20 Feb 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 24771844
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/24771844/rubin-stacy : accessed ), memorial page for Rubin Stacy (unknown–19 Jul 1935), Find a Grave Memorial ID 24771844, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Donna (contributor 46910450) .