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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)
All Nations Restaurant
Carter, WIlliam H.
City Marshal Gray
Dr. E. E. Harris
Grinnell, J. B.
Judge P. G. Norris
Lyman, H. G.
McCall, J. A.
Patton, J. H.
Ross, Earle D.