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Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida

Tameka Bradley Hobbs


When most people think of lynching and racial violence in the South, the Sunshine State does not immediately come to mind. While many consider Florida to be less “southern” than, say, Georgia or Mississippi, when examined in proportion to its African American residents, the state experienced more racial violence than any state in the nation. This historical study examines four lynchings that took place in Florida during the era of World War II-the lynching of Arthur C. Williams in Gadsden County in 1941; Cellos Harrison in Jackson County in 1943; Willie James Howard in Suwannee County in 1944; ... More

Keywords: Lynching, Florida, World War II, Racial Violence, Harry T. Moore, Arthur C. Williams, Cellos Harrison, Willie James Howard, Jesse James Payne, Oral history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813061047
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061047.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tameka Bradley Hobbs, author
Florida Memorial University