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Affidavit Describing Events Leading to Murder of Jesse James Payne, October, 29, 1945

Affidavit Describing Events Leading to Murder of Jesse James Payne, October, 29, 1945

Date
1955-10-29
Description
Affidavit in which the mother, wife, and sister of Jesse James Payne explain the events which lead up to Jesse's arrest and subsequent lynching. Includes Jesse's argument with his employer, D.L. Goodwin (Daniel Levy Goodman).
Collection
An Appeal made by Millard Caldwell Concerning a Libel Case, April 21, 1947

An Appeal made by Millard Caldwell Concerning a Libel Case, April 21, 1947

Date
1947-04-21
Description
An appeal to court made by Millard Caldwell, who is attempting to sue Crowell-Collier Publishing Company for libel. The company published an article entitled 'Two Governors on Race Problems," where they claim that Caldwell condoned the lynching of Jesse James Payne, and refused to acknowledge that it was a lynching at all. Caldwell claims he never condoned the murder of Jesse, and claims the article is an act of deliberate malicious intent.
Collection
Collier's Editorial, "Two Governors on Race Problems," February 23, 1946

Collier's Editorial, "Two Governors on Race Problems," February 23, 1946

Date
1946-02-23
Description
Article from Collier's Magazine comparing the Governor of North Carolina, R.G. Cherry, to Florida Governor Millard Caldwell, and their responses to race and crime within their states. The article praises Cherry for his response, while condemning Caldwell for allegedly condonning lynching.
Collection
Copy of an Editorial Published by Time Magazine Entitled "Two Governors," January 7, 1946

Copy of an Editorial Published by Time Magazine Entitled "Two Governors," January 7, 1946

Date
1946-01-07
Description
Copy of an article from Time Magazine comparing the Governor of North Carolina, R.G. Cherry, to Florida Governor Millard Caldwell, and their responses to race and crime within their states. The article states that Governor Cherry commuted a death sentence for Ernest Brooks, a fourteen year old who was convicted of sexually assaulted a white woman, while around the same time Governor Caldwell condoned the lynching of Jesse James Payne.
Collection
Copy of Letter from Governor Millard Caldwell to Dr. F. D. Patterson

Copy of Letter from Governor Millard Caldwell to Dr. F. D. Patterson

Date
1946-02-14
Description
Letter from Governor Millard Caldwell to the Department of Records and Research at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama requesting information about lynching, as well as the criteria for a lynching versus a murder.
Collection
Copy of Letter from Governor Millard Caldwell to Dr. F. D. Patterson Concerning Semantics of Lynching

Copy of Letter from Governor Millard Caldwell to Dr. F. D. Patterson Concerning Semantics of Lynching

Date
1946-03-18
Description
Copy of letter from Governor Millard Caldwell to Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson, president of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, arguing the semantics on whether Jesse James Payne should legally be considered a lynch victim, as there is allegedly no solid proof that Payne was murdered by a mob.
Collection
Copy of Letter from Governor Millard Caldwell to Jessie P. Guzman Concerning the Semantics of Lynching

Copy of Letter from Governor Millard Caldwell to Jessie P. Guzman Concerning the Semantics of Lynching

Date
1946-03-06
Description
Copy of letter from Governor Millard Caldwell to Jesse P. Guzman of the Tuskegee Institute's department of Records and Research, arguing the semantics on whether Jesse James Payne should legally be considered a lynch victim, as there is allegedly no solid proof that Payne was murdered by a mob.
Collection
Copy of Letter from John Thomas Watson to Governor Millard Caldwell Regarding Lynching of Jesse James Payne, October 23, 1945

Copy of Letter from John Thomas Watson to Governor Millard Caldwell Regarding Lynching of Jesse James Payne, October 23, 1945

Date
1945-11-01
Description
Copy of letter from Attorney General John Thomas Watson giving a report on the Madison County proceedings for the lynching of Jesse James Payne. The report concludes that the sheriff was negligent in his duties and should be temporarily suspended, and that a new grand jury should be assembled.
Collection
Copy of Telegram Governor Millard Caldwell Sent to Judge R. H. Rowe Regarding Impanelling a Grand Jury to Investigate Lynching of Jesse James Payne, October 17, 1945

Copy of Telegram Governor Millard Caldwell Sent to Judge R. H. Rowe Regarding Impanelling a Grand Jury to Investigate Lynching of Jesse James Payne, October 17, 1945

Date
1945-10-17
Description
Copy of telegram sent to Judge R. H. Rowe from Governor Millard Caldwell requesting Rowe to impanel a Grand Jury in Madison County to investigate the death of Jesse James Payne and determine if the Sheriff was negligent in his duties.
Collection
Correspondence between Bernice E. Brile and Governor Millard Caldwell Concerning Lynching Case of Jesse James Payne, October, 1945

Correspondence between Bernice E. Brile and Governor Millard Caldwell Concerning Lynching Case of Jesse James Payne, October, 1945

Date
1945-10
Description
Letter from Bernice E. Brile of Fisk University inquiring about the case of Jesse James Payne and asking Governor Caldwell for details. Response from Governor Caldwell is included, where he explains the steps he has taken to attempt to bring Payne's murderers to justice.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
s576_b048_f27_02Affidavit Describing Events Leading to Murder of Jesse James Payne, October, 29, 1945textLynching
Civil rights
Affidavits
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s576_b048_f27_06An Appeal made by Millard Caldwell Concerning a Libel Case, April 21, 1947textLibel and slander
Race relations
Politics and government
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s576_b048_f27_019Collier's Editorial, "Two Governors on Race Problems," February 23, 1946textRace relations
Politics and government
Lynching
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s576_b048_f27_132Copy of an Editorial Published by Time Magazine Entitled "Two Governors," January 7, 1946textPolitics and government
Periodicals
Race discrimination
Libel and slander
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s576_b048_f27_046Copy of Letter from Governor Millard Caldwell to Dr. F. D. Patterson textLynching
Politics and government
Race relations
Civil rights
Race discrimination
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s576_b048_f27_113Copy of Letter from Governor Millard Caldwell to Dr. F. D. Patterson Concerning Semantics of LynchingtextLynching
Politics and government
Race relations
Civil rights
Race discrimination
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s576_b048_f27_114Copy of Letter from Governor Millard Caldwell to Jessie P. Guzman Concerning the Semantics of Lynching textLynching
Politics and government
Race relations
Civil rights
Race discrimination
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s576_b048_f27_130Copy of Letter from John Thomas Watson to Governor Millard Caldwell Regarding Lynching of Jesse James Payne, October 23, 1945textLynching
Murder--Investigation
Race relations
Politics and government
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s576_b048_f27_061Copy of Telegram Governor Millard Caldwell Sent to Judge R. H. Rowe Regarding Impanelling a Grand Jury to Investigate Lynching of Jesse James Payne, October 17, 1945 textLynching
Politics and government
Race relations
Civil rights
Race discrimination
Grand jury
Criminal procedure
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s576_b048_f27_085Correspondence between Bernice E. Brile and Governor Millard Caldwell Concerning Lynching Case of Jesse James Payne, October, 1945textLynching
Politics and government
Race relations
Civil rights
Race discrimination
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