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The black woman who cared for a Klansman

The young black woman who discovered the dying man she was caring for owned a long white robe and hood with eyeholes cut out. The unmistakable uniform of a Ku Klux Klan member.

Stephanie Summerville tells us about her eye-opening experience as a casual worker. It was her first job and it thrust her into a shocking situation. She was providing respite care for a terminally-ill man in her hometown of Evansville, in Indiana. As she looked around his bedroom she saw a white robe and a hood with eyeholes cut out. Stephanie was a young black woman and this was the unmistakable uniform of the Ku Klux Klan.

Presenter: Mariana Des Forges
Producer: Deiniol Buxton

Picture: Stephanie Summerville
Credit: BBC

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