CLYDE MANNING AND JOHN WILLIAMS
It was the autumn of 1920 when two black farm workers
contacted the U.S. Justice Department in Atlanta and told federal agents
a harrowing story of forced servitude and brutality on the William's farm.
Once John Williams learned of this investigation he and Clyde Manning
the killing. Four of the workers, Johnny Williams, "Big John,"
Johnnie Green and Willie Givens were axed to death by Manning. Six were
bound and weighted and pushed off bridges into the yellow and Alcoy rivers.
Manning identified the drowned men, which he said that he and Williams
killed together, as Linsey Peterson, Will Preston, Harry Price, "Little
Bit," "Red," and Charlie Chisholm. Three other men, Artis
Freeman, Fred Favors and Fletcher Smith were killed by Williams
On April 9, 1921, Williams was found Guilty of murder
and Given a life sentence. One month later Manning was tried and found
guilty and received a life sentence. Many years later Clyde Manning died
while on a chain gang in a Georgia Prison. John Williams became a trustee
in a Georgia Prison and was killed while trying to stop a
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Hance, "The Forces of Evil Murders"
Williams, "The Atlanta Child Murders"
Samuel Walraven, "The Bathtub Murderer"
Latham and George York
Lucas and Ottis Toole
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