Wylie Mack

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US-GCS DCL Coll-284 Row A CITY Grinnell Stories-2022-06-12

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Wylie Mack



Wylie Mack
Racism, gambling, Grinnell legal system

Post title: Shooting in 1916 Grinnell

Date published: June 12, 2022

Link to blog post: https://grinnellstories.blogspot.com/2022/06/shooting-in-1916-grinnell.html

Drake Library Archive Digital File Name: GrinnellStories/2022-06-12 Shooting in 1916 Grinnell

Summary: In 1916, during a period of construction work with many temporary workers in the area, Wylie Mack was accused of shooting J. A. McCall and charged with murder after his death. Though Mack was black and McCall was white, the likely all-white court saw through the racism of some witnesses to conclude that there was not enough evidence to indict Mack, who was arguing that he was not guilty.

607 Center Street
815 ½ Fourth Avenue (Superior Court)
Adams, Roy
All Nations Restaurant
Beyer Building
Brewer, Rollie
Campbell, Dave
Carter, WIlliam H.
City Marshal Gray
Corrick, Thomas
Dr. E. E. Harris
Greene, James
Grinnell, J. B.
Horrabin, William
Johnson, Tom
Judge P. G. Norris
Loftin, Tip
Long, Arthur
Lyman, H. G.
Mack, Wylie
McCall, J. A.
Patton, J. H.
Ross, Earle D.
Spencer, John

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