RACES: A Flogging for the Klan

During 1951, night marauders, robed and hooded, terrorized the residents of Columbus County, N.C. Thirteen citizens —three Negroes, ten whites—were dragged out of their homes and flogged by the Ku Klux Klan (TIME, Feb. 25). The revived Klan was determined to run things in the county and the state.

The first victim was a 38-year-old Negro woman named Evergreen Flowers. Forty or 50 Klansmen stormed her house one night, chased her husband away, shot up the place with a hundred bullets, gagged the woman with her slip, tied her legs with plow lines...

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