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Death threats and the KKK: Inside a Black Alabaman’s fight to remove a Confederate statue

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By Tim Reid (Reuters) – Ever since Camille Bennett started her campaign to relocate a Confederate statue from outside the county courthouse in her hometown of Florence, Alabama, she has seen it all: threats, violent online messages and intimidation attempts. There was the suggestion from a white pastor that somebody wire her mouth shut; then there was the time a white motorcyclist sped towards her and two boys during a racial justice march last summer, telling her to “get the fuck out the way.” Bennett has always received pushback for her activism in her small conservative community, but she s…

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