Race Relations and the Murder of Michael Donald
Scotty Kirkland talked about the history race relations in Mobile, Alabama, and the murder of Michael Donald. Michael Donald, a young… read more
Scotty Kirkland talked about the history race relations in Mobile, Alabama, and the murder of Michael Donald. Michael Donald, a young African-American man, was murdered by two Ku Klux Klan members in Mobile, Alabama, in 1981. The murder was sometimes referred to as the last recorded lynching in the United States. The two men who murdered Donald were arrested, tried, and convicted for the murder. One of them was sentenced to death and executed in 1997. Following the incident, Donald’s mother filed a wrongful death suit against United Klans of America and effectively bankrupted the organization.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 21-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Scotty Kirkland Curator History Museum of Mobile->History
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