Professor Randolph McLaughlin speaks at Black Heroines for Justice event

February 23, 2020
Black Heroines for Justice

Randy McLaughlin

Professor Randolph McLaughlin was a featured speaker at the event “Black Heroines for Justice” - which took place on February 20, 2020. The event took place at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in Chattanooga, TN and discussed the 1980s Terrorism of the Ku Klux Klan in Chattanooga. Five African American women were shot and shot at by Klansmen in 1980. The men were later acquitted, however, eventually, the women won a civil case against the Klan. Today, only one of the women remains living, the other four deceased. Professor Randolph McLaughlin represented the women in their 1982 successful civil case.

There was a significant amount of news coverage leading up to the event and after the event. You can read more about this important moment in history here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

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