Black Heroines for Justice: 1980s Terrorism of the Klu Klux Klan in Chattanooga and the Women Who Stood Against Them

Thursday, February 20, 2020
5:30 PM
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Multicultural Affairs
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Randolph M. McLaughlin, author of Racially-Motivated Violence:202f202fLitigation Strategies, will discuss his use of the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 to sue the Justice Knights of the Ku Klux Klan for shooting five black women in Chattanooga while they walked home in 1980. The plaintiffs won  $535,000 in damages and an injunction against the Klan prohibiting the group from engaging in violence and from entering the black community.

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