I covered the kidnapping and lynching of Albert Gooden of Tipton County about a year ago. That article can be found here.
While on the internet I did discover more information about Mr. Gooden’s death along with a photo. Interesting tidbits from the article,
- Mr. Gooden owned an illegal gambling house
- Two shootings took place that night, one victim was Jack Bolton age 24 African American male and the other was Night Marshall Chester Doyle, a Deputy Sheriff in Tipton County
- Quotes from the Covington Leader Newspaper and The Atlanta Daily World
- The Tennessee Governor offered $5000 for information on Mr. Gooden’s killer
Please check out the article and photograph here: http://panafricannews.blogspot.com/2006/10/two-case-studies-in-race-terror-during.html
Interesting to note I couldn’t locate a death certificate on Mr. Gooden.
There is also an article on Elbert Williams of Haywood County on the Pan African News site. I’ve been writing a piece on him to be published on this site in the future.
Source: PanAfrican News – http://panafricannews.blogspot.com/2006/10/two-case-studies-in-race-terror-during.html,