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Nearly a century later, Jacksonville will remember an unknown Black man killed over his race

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Michelle Corum
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WJCT
The reported racial killing of a Black man by white Jacksonville men in 1925 is listed on the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.

Almost a century after a season of racial tensions, organizers of an online ceremony Sunday will mark the reported racial killing of a Black man by white Jacksonville men in 1925.

Members of the Jacksonville Community Remembrance Project organized the ceremony despite the fact that the man’s name and where he died remain unknown after efforts by project volunteers to research a 1925 killing that a civil rights organizer recounted then to a prominent Black newspaper.

“There’s not a whole lot of detailed information. That’s not unusual,” said Melanie Patz, co-chair of the project organized through the Jacksonville nonprofit 904Ward and the national Equal Justice Initiative. “They were not really terrific at keeping track of these incidents.”

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.