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Michael A Donald
Birth: Jul. 24, 1961
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 1981
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA

Michael, 19 stepped out to buy a pack a cigarettes in Mobile, Alabama and never returned home. He was lynched by the Ku Klux Klan. His mother Buelah Mae Donald took the Klan to court and won 7 million dollars.

According to a contemporary source, "In 1981, the trial of Josephus Andersonan, an African American charged with the murder of a white policeman, took place in Mobile. At the end of the case the jury was unable to reach a verdict. This upset members of the Ku Klux Klan who believed that the reason for the lack of decision was that some members of the jury were African Americans. At a meeting held after the trial, Bennie Hays, the second-highest ranking official in the Klan in Alabama said: "If a black man can get away with killing a white man, we ought to be able to get away with killing a black man". Henry Hays was convicted and was executed in the electric chair on June 6, 1997. - from Wikipedia

The book: 'Like Trees, Walking' by Ravi Howard eloquently tells Michael's story. 
 
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 Parents:
  Beulah Mae Greggory Donald (1920 - 1988)
 
Burial:
Whispering Pines Cemetery
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Donna
Record added: Feb 22, 2008
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