Third Negro Girl Slayer is ‘Lynched’

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Times
Place of publication: San Mateo, California
Date of publication: 8/14/1933 0:00
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Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 14- (UP)- The body of Elmore Clark, the third of three negroes accused of murdering Vaudine Maddox, 16-year-old white girl was found tied to a tree and riddled with bullets today, a report to the sheriff’s office here said.. The bodies of the other negroes were found yesterday. Tuscaloosa, Ala., Aug. 14.-(UP)- 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 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. Three negroes, Dan Pippen Jr., 18, A.T. Harden, 16, and Elmore Clark, 28, all 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 beside the highway early Sunday, riddled with bullets.