Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Democracy Abroad, Lynching at HomeRacial Violence in Florida$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Tameka Bradley Hobbs

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813061047

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813061047.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use (for details see www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 15 October 2018

The Failure of Forbearance

The Failure of Forbearance

The Lynching of Cellos Harrison, Jackson County, 1943

Chapter:
(p.88) 3 The Failure of Forbearance
Source:
Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home
Author(s):

Tameka Bradley Hobbs

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061047.003.0004

After two years of waiting for the courts to decide Cellos Harrison's fate, whites in Jackson County took matters into their own hands by kidnapping the thirty-one-year-old Harrison from the local jail and lynching him. In the aftermath of Harrison's lynching, federal agencies, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) made an uncharacteristically valiant effort to investigate the killing. President Franklin Roosevelt and his administration were concerned that the Nazi propaganda machine pointed to instances of lynching and racial violence to point out racial blind spots in America's democratic creed. Despite these important developments, the perpetrators of the crime were never identified or brought to justice.

Keywords:   Cellos Harrison, Jackson County, Florida, Lynching, Marianna, Florida, U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .