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LIVE CHAT: Oct. 24, noon
  • Join reporter Ben Montgomery and photojournalist Edmund Fountain online at noon on Monday, Oct. 24, to discuss Spectacle: The Lynching of Claude Neal.
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History and Details of Claude Neal Lynching

The 1934 Claude Neal lynching in Marianna, Florida is one of the most notorious spectacle lynchings in history. An unidentified committee of six brutally tortured and killed Claude Neal before turning him over to the lynch mob. The St. Petersburg Times and revisit this piece of Florida history with an investigative report about why the six vigilantes have remained unnamed.