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Morris Dees, Michael Figures, and Beulah Mae Donald

Beulah Mae Donald, mother of lynching victim Michael Donald, stands with her attorneys, Michael Figures (center) and Morris Dees (left). Donald's $7 million civil judgment against the Ku Klux Klan in 1987 for the lynching essentially bankrupted the organization. The case also established a legal precedent that such organizations could be held responsible for the actions of its members.
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