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ASU Removes Bibb Graves’ Name Off Residential Hall

Alabama State University will soon be removing renaming one of its buildings. On Wednesday, October 14, the university removed the name of former Alabama governor Bibb Graves off of one of its residential halls. ASU removes the name of Bibb Graves from one of its historic residence halls. #myASU #HornetStrong Posted by Alabama State University on Wednesday, October 14, 2020…

Removal of Confederate Monuments Brings New Efforts to Rename Edmund Pettus Bridge

The historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma is an iconic symbol of the civil rights movement that bears the name of a Confederate general. “Edmund Pettus was a grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. Edmund Pettus was a white supremacist and I don’t think you need to lift both of those in the same breath,” said former State Senator…

Black Woman Replacing Alabama Editor Who Endorsed KKK

A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control to a black woman. The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter is taking over as the paper’s publisher and editor from Goodloe Sutton. That comes after Sutton published an editorial calling for a resurgence of the KKK….

Report: KKK Chapters Drop Steeply Despite ‘Hate Group’ Surge

An organization that tracks far-right extremists says the number of Ku Klux Klan chapters in the U.S. is plummeting as a new generation of khaki-clad racists rejects hoods and robes for a “hipper” brand of hate. The Southern Poverty Law Center said in a report Wednesday that its count of Klan groups fell from 130 in 2016 to 72 last…

“Racist Propaganda” Found on Front Porches in Crenshaw County

Crenshaw County residents say they found this graphic image on their properties with information for a white supremacist group. Some Crenshaw County residents say they came home Monday night to find strange, clear plastic bags on their property. The bags contained a small piece of paper with information leading to the website of a white supremacist group known to be affiliated…

1963 Birmingham Church Bomber Denied Parole

Alabama’s parole board has decided against freeing a one-time Ku Klux Klansman convicted in a church bombing that killed four black girls more than 50 years ago. The girls killed were 14 year old Addie Mae Collins, 14 year old Cynthia Wesley,  14 year old  Carole Robertson,  and 11 year old Carol Denise McNair. The Wednesday decision to keep 76-year-old Thomas…

A Much Smaller KKK Still Rides

Ku Klux Klan members parade in Washington, D.C., during the 1920s, a decade in which Klan membership grew into the millions and the group exerted significant political influence. Library of Congress. By JAY REEVES Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The Ku Klux Klan is trying to make a comeback and reshape itself for a new era. The white supremacist…

Anti-Transgender Hate Flyer Distributed by KKK in Alabama

Tuesday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Alabama responded to reports of disturbing anti-transgender flyers being circulated in a Dothan, Ala., neighborhood. They appear to have been distributed by the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan as a recruiting tool. The Dothan Police Department notified the FBI, as the flyer’s message could promote hate crimes against the transgender community….