Black Church Gains Ownership of Ku Klux Klan Shop

Friday, January 13, 2012

This February 25, 2011 video image shows the image of an African American man behind a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) robe on exibit as part of the 'American I AM: The African Imprint' at the National Geographic 'American I AM: The African Imprint' at the National Geographic (Karin ZEITVOGEL/Getty)

Last week — after a 15 year battle — Reverend Kennedy of Laurens, South Carolina made headlines when a judge declared his New Beginnings Baptist Church to be the rightful owner of "The Redneck Shop", a store that sold Ku Klux Klan and confederate memorabilia. One of the original owners had sold his portion of the store to Kennedy after falling on hard times and experiencing a religious reawakening.

Kim Severson, Atlanta Bureau Chief for our partner, The New York Times has been on reporting it.


Kim Severson

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