KKK discussion tonight at National Civil Rights Museum - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

KKK discussion tonight at National Civil Rights Museum

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

New York Times bestselling author Laurence Leamer will be at National Civil Rights Museum on Thursday at 6 p.m. to talk about his book, The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle that Brought Down the Klan.

The book focuses on the first legal battle that led to a Caucasian being put to death for lynching an African-American.

It also comes on the heels of the 100-year anniversary of Ell Persons' lynching, which took place in Memphis.

Leamer will also discuss the Alabama KKK’s history of domestic terrorism and the court battle that gave rise to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a watchdog organization that tracks racial hate groups throughout the U.S.

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