Unknown Man #2

Lynched in February 1925
Soil Collection on February 20, 2022 at 3:00PM

In February 1925, an unidentified Black man was murdered by a white lynch mob in

Jacksonville, Florida a little more than a week after another Black man, Willie

Washington, was lynched.

 

According to reports, on February 8, a white man alleged that a “big burly Negro” assaulted a young white woman near Panama Park in Jacksonville. When news spread of the alleged assault, a white mob “of several hundred men”

including law enforcement terrorized the African American community by beating,

intimidating and indiscriminately shooting into Black-owned homes, killing an

unidentified Black man.

 

Most details about the life and death of this man remain unknown.

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