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Monday, May 10, 2010


Preacher


The fourth row of Reporting America's Story deals with violence, prejudice feelings, and religion.  There are three canvases in this row and Preacher is the first.  This is a chilling tale that has been lodged in our minds since we were kids, but came to life again many years after the initial crime. This is a 40 year old crime.  Edgar Ray Kilten, 80, a preacher and reputed Klu Klux Klan leader was arrested on murder charges in the deaths of 3 young civil rights workers.  Their lives were taken for something that every human has the right to do.....vote.  Forty years after the crime people were saying things such as:  "He wouldn't have done nothing like that.  He's a preacher."  Ah, the cloak of religion.  

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