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The Deacons

Update: 2016-11-22
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This is a story about a 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.

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Undone is hosted by Pat Walters.

This episode was reported and produced by Eric Eddings, along with Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry. Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson. We are edited by Alan Burdick and Caitlin Kenney. Isabella Kulkarni is our intern.

The show is mixed and scored by Bobby Lord. Additional music by Nate Sandberg of Plied Sound. Our fact-checker is Michelle Harris.

Special thanks to Maude Eddings and Ward Colin.

Undone was conceived in collaboration with our friends at Retro Report, the documentary film series that connects iconic news events of the past to today. You can find them here.

Selected References

http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15932coll2/id/53842/rec/12

https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4085340

https://roberthicksfoundation.squarespace.com/

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