National Guard Protects Negro

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Edwardsville Intelligencer
Place of publication: Edwardsville, Illinois
Date of publication: 8/14/1933 0:00
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Tuscaloosa Jail Guarded For Safety of Victim of Bugled Lynching. Tuscaloosa, Ala, Aug 15- A company of the Alabama National Guard surrounded the county jail today to protest 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 witdh Dan Pippen Jr., 18, and A.T. Harden, 16, also Negroes. The bodies of Pippen and Harden were found riddled with bullets in a roadside ditch early Sunday. Clark was found in a shanty last night. He was in a serious condition from two bullet wounds. Authorities believed the mob had left him beside Pippen and Harden thinking he was dead and that he freed himself from a handcuff and crawled to the shanty.