Monday, November 16, 2015

Lumbee Indians Face the Ku Klux Klan, 1958



"On the night of January 13, 1958, crosses were burned on the front lawns of two Lumbee Indian families in Robeson County, N.C. Nobody had to ask who was responsible.

The Ku Klux Klan had risen again in North Carolina, its ranks swelling after the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education calling for the desegregation of public schools. While the Court instructed schools to proceed  with "all deliberate speed," the Klan fought -- often in the form of anonymous nighttime attacks -- to slow the process of integration.

Continued here:  http://ncpedia.org/history/20th-Century/lumbee-face-klan

You can also read more about the 'Battle of Hayes Pond' by clicking on this link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hayes_Pond


Malvina Reynolds sings 'Battle of Maxton Field'.........



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