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Fort Lauderdale Memorializes 1935 Lynching Victim Rubin Stacy With Street Renaming

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The City of Fort Lauderdale memorialized the victim of a 1935 lynching with a street renaming Tuesday.

A section of Davie Boulevard between Interstate 95 and U.S 441 was renamed “Rubin Stacy Memorial Boulevard" during a ceremony.

Stacy was around 29 years old when he was lynched in Fort Lauderdale on July 19, 1935.

City officials said Stacy never received legal counsel or a trial after a white woman alleged that he had threatened her.

No one was ever charged in the lynching.

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