LC in History: Racism in the ‘Burg

Dr. Clifton W. Potter Jr., LC History Professor~

Did racism exist in Lynchburg after the Civil War and Reconstruction?  Of course it did – and in every other city and town on either side of the Mason-Dixon Line.  Was the Klu Klux Klan active in the Lynchburg area? Yes, but not as much as klaverns in the Mid-West.  How extensive was racism in central Virginia, and how intrusive was it in Lynchburg? Read More