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The Day a Native American Tribe Drove the KKK Out of Town

Photos courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina.

The North Carolina Klan thought burning crosses would scare the Lumbee tribe out of Robeson County. That’s not how things went down. Two crosses burned in Robeson County, North Carolina, on January 13, 1958. One was outside the home of a Native American woman who was dating a white man, the other outside the home…

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