Day in the History of Racial Injustice

January 2, 1944 ~ William James Howard, a black 15-year-old, was lynched by three white men in Suwannee County, Florida, after one of the men accused Howard of writing a love note to his daughter.

He was lynched for having given Christmas cards to all his co-workers at the Van Priest Dime Store, including Cynthia Goff, a white girl, followed by a letter to her on New Year’s Day.

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