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Tampa: Tar and Terror, 1936?

 Book — Box: 1, Book: 12
Collection number: MS/134-012

Scope and Contents

Relates the story of the November 30, 1935 kidnapping, torture and murder of Joseph Shoemaker, and kidnapping and torture of other members of the Modern Democrats political organization, who were assisting cigar factory workers in Tampa, Fla. Mr. Shoemaker died 9 days later in a Tampa hospital. The police and others involved in the kidnappings were reported to be members of the Ku Klux Klan.


  • 1936?

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


1 items (1 book and scans. ) ; 16 pages


From the Collection: English