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4/10/2019 at 7:08:46 PM GMT
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Massive Fire at Famous Civil Rights Center, 'White Power' Symbol Found

By Eli Rosenberg ––


“After a fire burned down the main building of a storied civil rights center in Tennessee last week, the center’s organization has said that a symbol associated with the white power movement was found in the parking lot next to the rubble of the building.
The Highlander Center, which hosted civil rights figures including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Stokely Carmichael in the 1950s and ’60s, made the disclosure on its Facebook page Tuesday.
No one was injured, but the fire destroyed the office, which housed what the center said was decades worth of historical documents, speeches, artifacts and other memorabilia from its history, including the era of the civil rights movement. The Wisconsin Historical Society, which is the center’s official archivist, said that a majority of its archives are safe.
“While we do not know the names of the culprits, we know that the white power movement has been increasing and consolidating power across the South, across this nation, and globally,” it wrote.
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To continue reading, visit the full article on The Washington Post’s website. 


Rosenberg, Eli. “After Massive Fire at Famous Civil Rights Center, Officials Found a ‘White Power’ Symbol Nearby.” The Washington Post. (April 2, 2019). < https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/04/03/highlander-center-civil-rights-fire-white-power-symbol/?utm_term=.6de17848afb0 >



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