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Monday 11 April 2016


On This Day in Weird, April 11...

1956: Members of the Ku Klux Klan, minus robes, attack African American singer Nat "King" Cole during a performance at Birmingham, Alabama's Municipal Auditorium. The leader of their faction, Asa "Ace" Carter, later becomes the chief speechwriter for racist governor George Wallace, then reinvents himself in as "Cherokee" novelist Forrest Carter (named for the original KKK "grand wizard") with publication of The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales. Before his exposure four years later, Carter publishes the award-winning best-seller on Native American life, The Education of Little Tree. Carter dies in a drunken brawl with his estranged son on June 7, 1979.

Ace Carter in 1956

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