The Lynching

Laurence Leamer talked about his book The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan, in which he reports on the raced-based… read more

The Lynching Laurence Leamer talked about his book The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan, in which he reports on the raced-based killing of a 19-year old black man by two members of the United Klans of America (UKA), in Mobile, Alabama, in 1981. The case caught the attention of civil rights lawyer Morris Dee, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, who argued that the United Klans of America, the largest Klan organization at that time with branches in 25 states, should be held with conspiracy in the murder. Mr. Dee’s civil suit on behalf of the victim’s mother resulted in a $7 million judgement that destroyed the UKA and set a precedent for use in combating other hate groups. close

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Program ID:
410866-1
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 17, 2016 | 12:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Sep 11, 2016 | 5:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jul 17, 2016 | 12:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 17, 2016 | 1:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 30, 2016 | 6:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 11, 2016 | 5:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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