Need To Know
The Lakeland Democratic Club discontinued in person meetings as the result of COVID protocol's in April 2021. Meetings virtual via ZOOM became the in person alternate. In February 2022 we again resumed in person meetings with those unable to attend sill have the option of attending via ZOOM from the safety of your home! Please see calendar for you path to our meeting in person or vial ZOOM..
The Equal Justice Initiative identified nearly 4,400 lynching victims in the South during the years between 1877 and 1950; therefore, we have researched lynching information that covers the aforementioned years in Polk County, Florida. Also, any photos available are helpful too.
There were 18 African American men lynched in five Polk County cities: Bartow (4), Eagle Lake (1), Kathleen (1), Lakeland (2), and Mulberry (6), and others to be researched.