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Sunday, September 01, 2013

KKK in Marianna Fl, 61 Blacks were Lynched in Florida, How Do You Think the Black Boys at Dozier School Were Treated?  By 1930, four thousand blacks had been lynched nationwide by white mobs,  vigilantes, or the Klan. Most of these occurred in the Deep South, many with law  enforcement complicity. And while Alabama and Mississippi had more total  lynchings, it was Florida, surprisingly, that had the highest per capita rate of lynching from 1900-1930. It is a matter of fact that young boys, both white and colored, were raped and tortured at the Dozier School for Boys “White House” in Marianna Fl, at least 65 ended up dead. During the time frame of 1932 to 1936 there were reported to be 12 young  ’colored boys’ who died of “Pneumonia” at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna Fl.  On October 26th, 1934 the ‘colored man’ Claude Neal was brutally tortured and lynched in Marianna Fl by the KKK and his body was left hanging to a tree in the Marianna Town Square for 24 hours, so what really happened to those ‘colored boys’ at Dozier?  Find A Grave” source indicates that there are supposed to be 65 bodies buried at the Florida Industrial School for Boys, the names are individually listed see link click here, this source indicates that 15 boys died between 1932 to 1936, 3 were White Boys and 12 were “Colored boys”, C/M indicates Colored Male;
1).  Brinson, James 45678576  C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School
2). Buckley, Joshua 45678920 C/M d. 1935 Florida Industrial School…
3).  Cato, Robert 45669559 C/M d. Feb. 24, 1935 Florida Industrial School…
4). Denson, Jesse 45678747 C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School…
5). Hammond, James (Joseph) 45669658 C/M d. May 2, 1936 Florida Industrial School
6). Harrell, Lonnie 45678483 W/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School…
7). Heading, Willie 45678614 C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School…
8). Huff, Grady 45669604 W/M d. Mar. 4, 1935 Florida Industrial School…
9). Nelson, Richard 45669478 C/M d. Feb. 23, 1935 Florida Industrial School…
10). Nipper, Sam 45678650 C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School…
11). Pender, Dary 45678809 C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School…
12). Shaw, Archie 45678881 C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School
13). Smith, Lee 45669267 C/M d. Jan. 5, 1932 Florida Industrial School… 
14). Stephens, Joe 45669369 C/M d. May 9, 1932 Florida Industrial School…
15). Vanadoe, Thomas 45669415 W/M d. Oct. 26, 1934 Florida Industrial School…

KKK in Marianna FL, From 1869 to 1871, four years after the Civil War ended in 1865, Marianna, Jackson County FL was the center of a KKK low-level guerrilla war known as the Jackson County War. Members of the Ku Klux Klan consisting of Confederate Army veterans assassinated over 150 white Republican Party officials and murdered prominent African-Americans as part of a successful campaign to retain white Democratic power.  The Florida Industrial School for Boys also known as the Dozier School for Boys Marianna Fl opened for business on January 1st, 1990, it appears that many of the guards and school officials were pulled from the membership of the KKK as was Florida governor Fuller Warren. In January 1949, Klansmen held a motorcade through Tallahassee Fl for newly- inaugurated governor Fuller Warren, a former Klansman from Blountstown Fl in the Panhandle.

In 2011, as  part of a renewed focus on 100 unsolved crimes of the Civil Rights era,  the U.S. Department of Justice opened a new investigation into  the 1934 Florida lynching of an African American farm worker named Claude Neal. The lynching took place near the city of Marianna in the Florida Panhandle and was one of the pivotal  events of the Great Depression. FBI agents have been in the area looking into the crime, reverberations of which continue to  be felt despite the passage of 79 years since the violent events of October 1934. Claude Neal was a 23 year-old farmer who lived in Greenwood, Florida, about 9 miles away from the town of Marianna with his wife, mother, and aunt.  In October of 1934, 20 year-old Lola Cannady, a white woman and neighbor of Neal, was raped and murdered with a hammer used to mend nearby fences.

The old oak tree that the black man Claude Neal was hung from and left on display for 24 hours in front of the Marianna-Jackson County Courthouse still stands as some sort of claim or homage to the past for KKK held Marianna Fl, they refuse to cut it down; “The Jackson County Courthouse in Marianna is, at the time of this writing, in the final stages of exterior remodeling and landscaping, providing a more pleasing appearance to its awkward original design. Gazing upon its new outward appearance recently, my eyes were drawn to the old oak tree in the northeast corner of the square lot. This oak is less majestic than the other old oak trees surrounding the courthouse – and missing a limb. I tried to imagine the horrifying shock of arriving in town early one Saturday morning in 1934 and seeing the dead and mutilated body of a young African-American man hanging from that tree.”

KKK….October 2, 2008, Marianna teacher ‘told students that ‘CHANGE’ stood for’ NIGGER…According to parents and students in Greg Howard’s seventh-grade social studies class, Howard on Friday, Sept. 26 asked the class a question regarding Obama’s call for change, and proceeded to write out what the letters C-H-A-N-G-E stood for.  “She told me that he wrote on the board ‘Can You Help A Nigger Get Elected’, and then laughed about it,” said Shelia Christian, a mother of one of Howard’s students. Marianna Teacher Greg Howard was suspended without pay for 10 days, was relieved of his football coaching duties, and will be transferred to the Jackson County Adult Education program. Howard was given a written reprimand regarding his actions, and those actions will be reported to the Florida Department of Education Office of Professional Practices, according to the school board.

June 18, 2011…KKK Fliers Found in Wiregrass Neighborhood of Dothan Al, residents living in the Highland South neighborhood found fliers in their driveways and along sidewalks urging them to join the racist hate group, the Ku Klux Klan. Dothan Al is just 40 miles north of KKK held Marianna Fl.

  Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com
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