Topic: Ku Klux Klan

Birmingham Church Bombing By The Ku Klux Klan (1963)

An unforgettable act of American Terrorism by white supremacist members of the Ku Klux Klan, “The Law in Disguise” for the Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, September 15, 1963. Four young girls, Addie Mae Collins (age 14), Denise McNair (age 11), Carole Robertson (age 14), and Cynthia Wesley (age 14) were murdered when the […]

Rosewood Massacre by Vicious White Lynch Mob (1923)

In a small Florida town, a lie was told. A rumor was repeated. A lynch mob was formed. And a massacre began…  Rosewood was established around 1870 in Levy County, Florida on a road leading to Cedar Key and the Gulf of Mexico. It took its name from the abundant red cedar that grew in […]

Lumbee Tribe Defeated KKK and Made History (1958)

The Lumbee Tribe made history January 18, 1958 with the Battle of Hayes Pond.  This was the night the Lumbees defeated the KKK and captured their hate filled banner, and in doing so stopped Klan activity in Robeson County North Carolina. By the mid-1950’s the Civil Rights Movement was gaining momentum and the KKK decided they […]

Lamar Smith, Voting Rights Activist (1892 – 1955)

Lamar “Ditney” Smith was murdered in Mississippi (1892 – August 13, 1955) One of many unsung heroes who died so we could vote…Lamar Smith, a 63 year old farmer, World War II veteran, voting rights activist and a member of the Regional Counsel of Negro Leadership was shot dead on the courthouse lawn in Brookhaven, Mississippi […]

Wilmington Massacre, North Carolina, Nov. 10, 1898

Writings of Charles H. Williams Library of the Wisconsin State Historical Society Madison American Terrorism at its finest…The Wilmington Massacre of 1898 was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party on November 10, 1898 in the port city of Wilmington, […]
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