Bodies of 3 Lynched in Murder Case Discovered

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Oakland Tribune
Place of publication: Oakland, California
Date of publication: 8/14/1933 0:00
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Men charged with slaying of white girl in south victims of mob violence. Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 14.- (U.P.)- The body of Elmore Clark, the third of three negroes accused of murdering Vaudine Maddox, 18-year-old white girl, was found tied to a tree and riddled with bullets today, a report to the sheriffs office here said. The bodies of the other two negroes were found yesterday. Tuscaloosa, Ala., Aug. 14- (U.P.)- A grand jury will be summoned today to investigate the lynching of the young Negroes charged with murdering a white girl. While the International Labor Defense, whose attorneys were threatened with lynching and forbidden from serving as the Negroes’ counsel, charged local officials with responsibility for the lynching. Judge Henry B Foster said he would order a “sincere and thorough” investigation. Threee Negroes, Dan Pippen Jr., 18; A.T. Harden, 16, and Elmore Clark, 28, all were charged with murdering Vaudine Maddox, 18, were taken from deputy sheriffs who were removing them to Birmingham for protection. The bodies of Pippen and Harden were found still handcuffed together when found.