What Happened When This Woman Sued The KKK?

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Leslie Taylor-Grover
January 11, 2021

Beulah Mae Donald was distraught. Her son had been executed by Klansmen, but why they took his young life made his death even worse.

Infuriated that a local Black man had been acquitted of killing a white man, the KKK maimed and lynched the first Black person they saw. Donald’s youngest son had been their victim. He was only 19.

A heartbroken Donald decided to hold the KKK accountable for their hatred. She brought national attention to her case, and worked with the FBI to see her son’s murderers brought to justice. His murderers were both executed – but Donald wasn’t finished.

She sued the hatemongers for wrongful death, to the tune of $7 million. AND SHE WON

The KKK couldn’t afford to pay her, so she took all the organization owned – and ended the organization’s reign of terror!

Her quest took six years, but Donald’s resolve to make the racists pay for what they’d done stopped the KKK from any more reported lynchings. Justice is often slow when it comes to our liberation, but like Donald we must never back down or stop fighting for what’s right!

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