National Guard Protects Negro From Lynchers

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Whittier News
Place of publication: Whittier, California
Date of publication: 8/15/1933 0:00
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Tuscaloosa, Ala., Aug. 15- A company of the Alabama National Guard surrounded the county jail today to protect the negro victim of a bungled lynching. Threats were circulated that a mob would storm the jail. The negro was Elmore Clark, 28, who was taken from the sheriff Saturday night with Dan Pippin Jr., 18, and A.T. Harden, 16, also negroes. Clark was found in a shanty last night. He was in a serious condition from two bullet wounds. Authorities believed the mob left him beside the bodies of Pippin and Harden thinking he was dead and that he freed himself from a handcuff and crawled to the shanty.