January 17, 2008

Lumbees kicked Klan out

Lumbees celebrate routing of the KKKThe Lumbee Tribe on Friday night will honor surviving American Indians who chased the Ku Klux Klan from the county on the 50th anniversary of that event.

“I am excited about Friday night and the chance to honor the Lumbee warriors who helped rid the county of a message of bigotry and hate,” Tribal Chairman Jimmy Goins said. “I hope everyone brings their children so that the oral tradition and stories will be passed on.”

The last time the KKK tried to spread its message of hatred here, on Jan. 18, 1958, more than 500 Lumbee Indians, many carrying weapons, crashed the party in what is known as the Battle of Hayes Pond. That night about 50 Klansmen sprinted away, leaving some of their belongings behind.
Comment:  For more on America's enemies, see Klansmen, Neo-Nazis, and Christian Patriots.

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