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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Paper names ex-Klansman in civil rights murder - CNN.com

Paper names ex-Klansman in civil rights murder - CNN.com: "Early on the morning of December 10, 1964, Frank Morris ran out of his shoe store, his clothes and skin on fire.
People who saw him in the hospital afterward said the African-American businessman was so badly burned they didn't recognize him.
'Only the bottom of his feet weren't burned. He was horrible to look at,' said the Rev. Robert Lee Jr., now 96.
Morris survived for four days before dying -- long enough to tell the FBI that two men had broken into his store while he slept, smashed windows, doused the place in gasoline and told him: 'Get back in there, nigger.'"

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