Negroes Shot; Quiz Ordered

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Los Angelos Evening Post- Record
Place of publication: Los Angelos, California
Date of publication: 8/14/1933 0:00
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Official is held responsible by labor defense. Tuscaloosa, Ala., Aug. 14- (U.P.)- A grand jury will be summoned today to investigate the lynching of two young Negroes charged with murdering a white girl. While the International Labor Defense, whose attorneys were threatened with lynching and forbidden form 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. Three Negroes, Dan Pippen Jr., 18, A.T. Harden, 16, and Elmore Clark, 28, all were charged with murdering Vaudine Maddoz, 18, were taken from deputy shriffs who were removing them to Birmingham for protection. The bodies of Pippen and Harden were found beside the highway early Sunday, riddled with bullets. Clark was not found and authorities thought the mob had told him to leave the state. The Negroes were handcuffed together when taken by the mob. The handcuffs that held Clark to Pippen had been unlocked. Pippen and Harden were still handcuffed together when found.