Remembering Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie

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Remembering Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | June 15, 2022

Today we remember the three men who were lynched in Duluth on this day in 1920: Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie.
Learn more about this heinous crime: 
https://www.mnhs.org/duluthlynchings/
and 
https://www.mnopedia.org/event/duluth-lynchings