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Klanwatch: Bringing the Ku Klux Klan to Justice Hardcover – June, 1991

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The Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., headed by Morris Dees, was founded in 1971. The nonprofit civil rights law firm specialized throughout the '80s in fighting the Ku Klux Klan. Stanton, who joined the center in 1978, became director of its Klanwatch division in 1985, leaving the firm two years later. In this stirring study he discusses how, in the past decade, the group has beaten the Klan in the cases of Vietnamese shrimpers in Texas under attack by whites; KKK rioters in Decatur, Ala., who attempted to break up a peaceful march by blacks protesting the conviction of a retarded man charged with rape; and in the random murder of a black youth in Mobile, Ala. This last episode resulted in a civil suit that proved the Klan to be an organized conspiracy and won a damage verdict of $7 million for the victim's mother, Beulah Mae Donald, effectively bankrupting the Klan, now an almost-dormant organization with a tiny membership.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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YA-- The Klanwatch Project, a branch of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based law firm and civil rights action committee, is dedicated to fighting the Klan through the use of criminal and civil lawsuits. Stanton, the project's director, narrates some of the group's most notable successes and failures. Crisply and concisely written, the book reads in part like an adventure novel or a detective story; its plea for tolerance for all races and creeds remains a timely topic. Engrossing reading for YAs and an effective instructional tool for teachers of American history and social sciences. --Richard Lisker, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 277 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Pr; 1st edition (June 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802113273
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802113276
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6.4 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,178,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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