Black Boys at Dozier Reform School, From 1900 to 1940 the KKK had a very strong hold on the city of Marianna Fl where the Dozier School for Boys is/was located, how do UNKNOWN boys end up in the graveyard?, LA TIMES: Human Remains Uncovered In Search At Dozier School For Boys Identified in Official Records As 'Unknown Colored Boy.'
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
LA TIMES: Human remains believed uncovered in search at Florida Dozier School for Boys in Marianna.The first of many to die at a Florida reform school infamous for inflicting beatings and abuse is identified in official records only as “Unknown colored boy.” Researchers say he died in 1911. But his name, final resting place, and the reason for his early death remain a mystery. “I think there’s at least 100 more bodies,” Robert Straley, who was at the school for 10 months starting in 1963, said in a telephone interview. “From 1900 to 1940 were the most brutal years in that place. Back then, a white boy’s life wasn’t worth much and a black boy’s life wasn’t worth anything.” The Dozier School for Boys was first known as the “Florida Industrial School” Marianna, Jackson County Florida, below are listed two unknown boys buried in the Dozier school graveyard, how do UNKNOWN boys end up in the graveyard?
|Unknown, 115102124 b. 1918 d. 1924||Florida Industrial School… Marianna Jackson County Florida, USA|
|Unknown, 115102644 b. unknown d. 1911||Florida Industrial School… Marianna Jackson County Florida, USA|
|Varnadoe, Thomas 37137094 b. unknown d. Oct., 1934||Florida Industrial School… Marianna Jackson County Florida, USA|
|Ward, Wallace 115127755 b. unknown d. 1921||Florida Industrial School… Marianna Jackson County Florida, US|
|Warner, Puner 45678174 b. unknown d. 1918||Florida Industrial School… Marianna Jackson County|
From 1900 to 1940 the KKK had a very strong hold on the city of Marianna Fl where the Dozier School for Boys is/was located. From 1869-71, four years after the Civil War ended in 1865, Marianna, Jackson County FL was the center of a 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.
AERIAL VIEW OF THE DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS CONCENTRATION CAMP MARIANNA FL ABOUT CIRCA 1940. “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;