The People v. the Klan

The People v. the Klan (CNN)



Beulah Mae Donald successfully sues the Ku Klux Klan after the brutal murder of her son Michael.

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Matt Roush Says...

Beulah Mae Donald is one of those everyday heroes from the modern civil-rights era who deserves household-name status. Maybe this four-part docuseries, airing with back-to-back episodes over two Sundays (concluding April 18), will give her that visibility. The series depicts her crusade for justice on behalf of her son, Michael, who was found lynched in 1981. When law enforcement refused to see this as a racially motivated hate crime, Beulah Mae went to work with local activists to take down the Ku Klux Klan, successfully suing them for $7 million.