On this day: Ku Klux Klan murders politician

On the 30th of March 1868 politician George W. Ashburn (b. 1814) was assassinated by the Ku Klux Klan for expressing pro-African-American sentiments. Born in North Carolina, his political career (and death) occurred in Columbus, Georgia.

Nobody was ever prosecuted for the crime.

Politician George W. Ashburn (1814 - March 30, 1868) from the US state of Georgia was assassinated by the Ku Klux Klan in Columbus, Georgia for expressing pro-African-American sentiments.

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