“Lynched” Negro Found Alive Part 2

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Okfuskee County News
Place of publication: Okemah, Oklahoma
Date of publication: 8/17/1933 0:00

with murdering Vaudine Maddox: 18, white. When they were arraigned, attorney for the international labor defense sought to serve as counsel, but were disqualified by Judge Foster. The attorneys were threatened by a mob and authorities, fearing for the Negroes’ safety, ordered the prisoners transferred to the stronger Birmingham jail Saturday. En route to Birmingham the sheriff was waylaid by a mob that seized the three Negroes. The Negroes were handcuffed together when taken. The bodies of Pippen and Harden still were handcuffed together when found, Judge Foster said it was “miraculous that Clark had survived and managed to free himself. The shanty where Clark wa found was occupied by another Negro who was attending him. Negro doctor, summoned from Tuscaloosa, asked for police protection on the journey. That led to Clark being found and transferred to the county jail.