Edgar Ray Killen, Convicted in ’64 Killings of Rights Worker, Dies at 92

Mr. Killen, who died in prison, drew a 60-year sentence in 2005 after evading conviction 41 years earlier in the murders of three civil rights campaigners.

67 Former State Attorneys General Have a Message: Condemn Hate Bluntly

In a statement on Monday, the former attorneys general recommended a response along the lines of Bill Baxley’s salty letter to a K.K.K. leader in 1976.

In Monument Debate, Calls for an Overdue Reckoning on Race and Southern Identity

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON, ALAN BLINDER and RICHARD FAUSSET August 18, 2017 EUFAULA, Ala. — The facts of Southern history, according to Brad Griffin, are beyond dispute. “It was a slave society,” he said. “They had white...

Charlottesville Violence Spurs New Resistance to Confederate Symbols

By NICHOLAS FANDOS, RICHARD FAUSSET and ALAN BLINDER August 16, 2017 BALTIMORE — It happened in the dead of night. Around midnight, as Tuesday turned into Wednesday, a crew of police officers and workers wielding a large crane began...

Far-Right Groups Blaze Into National View in Charlottesville

By RICHARD FAUSSET and ALAN FEUER August 13, 2017 It was a deadly weekend of rage-fueled street battles. And after the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va., leaders of white nationalist groups claimed success. “It was a huge moral...