Lena Lenocker, A german us woman (testifying in case): we seen a vehicle stop right in the part of 35th and Robey now Damen and I also seen a person log off with an instrument upper body, and I also saw a mob after him. And while they handed down, we seen it had been Mr. Grimes, plus they chased him and so they hollered, “Get him! Get him! There’s a darky! Get him!” I seen him stumble — sufficient reason for that We go in to the homely household and phone up for the patrol. And they had killed him as I came out, why, somebody said.
A black 31-year-old Chicago native who worked at a clothing store and moonlighted as a piano tuner, survived the attack as it turned out, her neighbor James G. Continue reading article