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Undercover in the KKK

February 2024
1min read

Sickened by a lynching he witnessed as a boy, Tom Landrum joined the Klan and risked his life to provide evidence on murder of Civil Rights activist Vernon Dahmer.

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excerpt from recent book, When Evil Lived in Laurel (WW Norton). Landrum's testimony led to convictions in the murder of Vernon Dahmer  Visit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon_Dahmer

 

 

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