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Ku Klux Klan leader’s name stripped from Alabama State University residence hall

A historical Black university is unshackling itself from remnants of the Jim Crow era.

Officials at Alabama State University have officially stripped the name of a proud Ku Klux Klan leader from a campus residence hall, reported The Associated Press.

The building on the Montgomery campus had featured the name of KKK member and former governor Bibb Graves since 1928.

The school hasn’t approved a new name for the building yet.

Alabama State trustees voted to rename the building in the aftermath of George Floyd’s May 25 death in police custody.



David Sholtz, Franklin D. Roosevelt are posing for a picture: Alabama Gov. Bibb Graves (left), Florida Gov. David Sholtz (center) and President Franklin Roosevelt in this circa 1930s photo.


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Alabama Gov. Bibb Graves (left), Florida Gov. David Sholtz (center) and President Franklin Roosevelt in this circa 1930s photo.

Alabama Gov. Bibb Graves (left), Florida Gov. David Sholtz (center) and President Franklin Roosevelt in this circa 1930s photo. (GS/)

Klan membership in the 1920 was so populous at the time that politicians used connections in the

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