Interview with Sheriff James Clark
QUESTION 32
INTERVIEWER:

OK, WHY DON'T YOU START RIGHT WHERE YOU BEGAN, BEFORE THAT THE TIME OF THE NIGHT DEMONSTRATIONS IN MARION.

Sheriff James Clark:

Well, it was in Marion—I was there just strictly as an observer, since it was not in my county—and I saw Jimmy Lee Jackson come through the crowds screaming and yelling and running circles, and they finally subdued him. And then I saw a trooper come behind him with a round wound in the side of his face where I learned later on that Jimmy Lee Jackson had ground a broken beer bottle in the side of his face. And last time I saw the trooper, he still had scars of that. And they took Jimmy Lee Jackson to the Marion Hospital and then moved him to the Good Samaritan Hospital which was a—at that time, a total—totally black hospital. And he was operated on by a black doctor and a black dentist, and he was—he got progressively worse, and on the examinations and recommendations of doctors even that there[sic], they—the recommendations were ignored and the autopsy showed that he had not received any antibiotics at all after the operation and he died from infection.