MOBILE, Ala. — The mother of a black teen-ager murdered by two Ku Klux Klansmen is being given the deed to the United Klans of America headquarters in Tuscaloosa to settle a $7-million verdict against the group.
"The deed is being recorded (today)," said Morris Dees, a lawyer for the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center.
Dees represented Beulah Mae Donald, the mother of 19-year-old Michael Donald, in the civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Mobile against the Klan and former and present members.
Dees said there may be other property that belongs to the other defendants in the suit that Beulah Donald may be able to possess, stemming from an all-white jury's $7-million award Feb. 12.
Only Klan Asset
Dees said that from the start of the trial that his aim was to dismantle the financial framework of the United Klans. He said the building was the only asset the Klan had.