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Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings gleefully explore all the beautiful, complicated dimensions of Black life.

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The Deacons

June 26, 2018

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Show Notes

Eric tells a story about forgotten part of civil-rights history that is still very much alive. In 1965, a group of black men in Louisiana called the Deacons for Defense and Justice took up arms against the Klan. Now a daughter of the Deacons wants to start a museum in their honor, but not everyone in town wants their story told. This episode originally aired on the Gimlet show “Undone,” and includes a special update on the story from Eric. 

RELATED LINKS:
Check out the Robert Hicks Foundation website, which includes images of the plans for the museum and more of the history of the Deacons.