Four Communist Workers’ Party members and another person were killed during a confrontation between anti-racist protesters and White supremacists. Ku Klux Klan and American Nazi Party members, who were prosecuted for murder in state and federal trials, were acquitted by all-White juries.
Duke—a former Ku Klux Klan leader, current Senate candidate and Donald Trump supporter—railed against the Black Lives Matter movement and Jews during a controversial debate appearance at Dillard University, an historically Black institution.
With a new CNN docu-series, “United Shades of America,” and Showtime stand-up special, “Semi-Prominent Negro,” Bell continues to serve up his unique brand of race talk through the lens of never-mean jokes.
In the final entry of this Colorlines series, journalists Brian and Erin Hollaway Palmer, an interracial couple, complete their trip through the Deep South where they’ve confronted the big lie of Confederate history, the truth about some of their ancestors, and the profound weirdness of a polite society plagued by racism.