Ben Chester White

Ben Chester White was a 67 years old black caretaker, he was a simple man,
not involved in any civil rights movement.
He performed simple tasks around the farm of the family that he was a caretaker for.

In 1966, 3 members of the Ku Klux Klan, bought Ben a soda, then took him to a forest, and made him believe that
they were there to look for a lost dog.
They shot him 18 times, then dumped his body into Pretty Creek.

One of the murderers confessed later on.

And Ben Chester White’s son Jesse sued the KKK for his father’s death.
This was the first time this organization was legally held responsible for one of its members.

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