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Thursday, February 05, 2009

DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS IN MARIANNA FL WERE GUARDS AT THE SCHOOL LINKED TO KKK ?


WERE THE WHITE GUARDS AT THE SCHOOL LINKED TO THE KKK IN THE LATE 50's AND EARLY 60's IN RACIST MARIANNA FL ?

The 32 graves behind the Dozier School for Boys are headed with crosses without names. The White House Boys believe that some of the graves contain the bodies of children beaten and/or abuse to the point of death (the "black boys got it the worst") during the reform school's 108 years of operation in racist and KKK linked Marianna Fl.

SEE MY PRIOR POST ON KKK LINKED MARIANNA FL, Thursday, December 25, 2008, 32 BLACK BOYS BURIED BEHIND "WHITE HOUSE" AT DOZIER SCHOOL IN RACIST MARIANNA FL, BEATEN BY GUARDS LIKE TROY TIDWELL, MARIANNA SITE OF NEAL LYNCHING.
CHILD RAPE, TORTURE AND MURDER OF THE "BLACK BOYS"
AT THE DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS, MARIANNA FL, LATE 1950's TO LATE 1960's THE "BLACK BOYS GOT IT THE WORSE".
From information obtained during recent phone interviews with former child inmates at the Dozier School for Boys, (who were beaten in the school at the hands of men like guard Troy Tidwell), it appears that there is a much deeper, darker racist aspect to this already horrific, barbaric tale of child torture and murder in racist Marianna Fl...
"Niggers" in 1930's and in the schools in 2008....October 2, 2008, Marianna teacher ‘told students that ‘CHANGE’ stood for’ NIGGER...

Much of the prior stories can be read at thewhitehouseboys.blogspot.com. The site details many abuses and alleged deaths that occurred at the reform school by the White House Boys. An account of the act of flogging, a punishment that was outlawed in the state of Florida for men in 1922, exposes the unusually cruel practice being used on boys and young men at the White House until 1967.
Crowd attending a KKK rally - Tallahassee, Florida
A veritable torture chamber, being taken to the White House was to be feared because some did not return.What could get a boy sent to the White House? Talking to a black inmate, saying the wrong thing, or having the wrong facial expression at the wrong time could get one sent to the White House building, which contained two rooms where the beatings and abuses took place.
March of the Ku Klux Klan - Tallahassee, Florida
One room was for black inmates, the other for whites.There will be some who will scoff at the governor's request that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigate who is buried on what once was Dozier property. Chances are any perpetrators are dead or very old and in an era of tight state resources, some would say FDLE should be focused on more recent crimes.
But a full accounting of what occurred at Dozier is as important as reopening the investigations of the Rosewood massacre, lynchings and the slaying of civil rights-era activists in Florida.
Dozier School for Boys guard, Troy Elmer Tidwell was 10 years old and living in Marianna Fl when Claude Neal (Mr. Neal appears to have been innocent of any crimes and was hung and mutilated just for being "black") was lynched in Marianna by the "Lynch Committee of Six," , "Men, women, and children were numbered in the vast throng that came to witness the lynching.
It is reported from reliable sources that the little children, some of them mere tots, who lived in the Greenwood neighborhood, waited with sharpened sticks for the return of Neal's body and that when it rolled in the dust on the road that awful night these little children drove their weapons deep into the flesh of the dead man". Claude Neal's body was hung to a tree on the northeast corner of the Marianna courthouse square and left hanging for over 24 hours.
ACTUAL NEWSPAPER NOTICE..NEGRO LYNCHING..Macon (Georgia) Telegraph, and in the Marianna Daily Times-Courier October 26, 1934. "Big Preparation Made for Lynching Tonight".GREENWOOD, Fla., Oct. 26—Local citizens have been preparing all day for the lynching of a negro scheduled to take place here tonight. This morning a mob seized Claude Neal, 23, from a jail in Brewton, Ala., where he had been held in connection with the murder of white girl which took place here several days ago. At noon a “Committee of Six” representing the mob announced a timetable for the lynching which was given in newspapers and over the radio as follows:
At sundown the negro will be taken to the farm two miles from here where Miss Lola Cannidy, the murder victim, lived. There he will be mutilated by the girl’s father. Then he will be brought to a pig-pen in the middle of a cotton field nearby, where the girl’s body was found, and killed.Finally his body will be brought to Marianna, the county seat, nine miles from here, and hung in the court house square for all to see. The negro is presently being held at an undisclosed location in a swamp along the Chattahoochee River, not far from the Cannidy farm. “All white folks are invited to the party,” said the announcement issued by the mob’s Committee of Six. (See notation of the "timetable" published in the Marianna Daily Times-Courier, before the murder of Clude Neal) As a result, thousands of citizens have been congregating all afternoon at the Cannidy farm. Bonfires have been started, piles of sharp sticks have prepared (FOR THE CHILDREN), knives have been sharpened and one woman has displayed a curry-comb with which she promises to torture the negro.
Confronting its past will help Florida build a better future for all its citizens. And if you don't think that youngsters in state custody still face threats, remember Martin Lee Anderson, the young inmate who died after a confrontation with guards in a Panama City boot camp in 2006. As longtime Florida children's advocate Jack Levine notes, the question of whether children in the juvenile justice system are as vulnerable today as they were at the height of Dozier's horrors remains a relevant one.

The young inmates in Florida's
juvenile justice facilities - while tough and dangerous in many cases - remain vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Even after decades of improvements, the juvenile justice system lacks the resources to deal with all the youngsters it must oversee. The bone-chilling history of Florida's treatment of young offenders is well-documented in the 1983 class-action civil rights lawsuit, known as the Bobby M. case. The case, brought on behalf children who were mistreated in the state's juvenile justice facilities, including Dozier, ushered in a new era of reform.

At Dozier, the atrocities documented included the actions of the "dog boys," a group of guards who used attack dogs on the boys. Louis de la Parte, the crusading former state senator from Tampa who recently passed away, personally saw the blood-splattered "White House" building where vicious beatings occurred. That history was revisited recently when four men who had been inmates at Dozier met on the Internet and formed the White House Boys - a group devoted to bringing attention to the brutal history of the place. One of those men, Dick Colon, says he saw the body of a boy who had been forced into a large industrial clothes dryer by a guard. Others told of seeing boys who had gotten in trouble being led away and never seen again.


 
KKK units in Florida;
1). Florida Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - A growing Klan group based in Florida, claiming chapters in some 18 states, mostly in the South, the Northeast, and the West Coast.
2).
National Aryan Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - A small Klan group with chapters in Florida and Louisiana. Incorporated by Charles Denton, National Aryan Knights of The Ku Klux Klan LLC is located at PO Box 246 Englewood, FL 34295. National Aryan Knights of The Ku Klux Klan LLC was incorporated on Friday, May 19, 2006 in the State of FL and is currently inactive. Cleve Denton represents National Aryan Knights of The Ku Klux Klan LLC as their registered agent.
3). United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - A small Florida Klan group.
4).
KU KLUX KLAN OF FLORIDA INC- FORT MYERS FL, DISSOLVED BY PROCLAMATION 05/10/1952.
5).
The Invisible Empire: The Ku Klux Klan in Florida As late as 1952, a Grand Dragon (state president) spoke to the Florida Sheriff’s Association where he received applause for condemning an assassinated civil rights worker as a troublemaker. Only in the 1970s did Klansmen have trouble keeping their jobs in law enforcement, a reversal of fortune best symbolized by the defeat of the Klan sheriff of Lake County, Willis McCall, for reelection after beating a black prisoner to death in 1972.

Claudia Wright, who had been an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union on the Bobby M. case, has heard rumors that the Dozier graves contain the bodies of children killed at the hands of their captors. While no evidence surfaced in that probe, Wright said the oppressive and brutal environment that existed at Dozier is no folk tale.


Bill Warner
private investigator
WBI Inc private Detective Agency
Sarasota Fl
www.wbipi.com