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Daniel Duke, August 22, 1990. Interview A-0366.
Southern Jurist Describes Legal Struggle Against the Ku Klux Klan and Georgia Politics During the 1930s and 1940s: Daniel Duke was born in Palmetto, Georgia, in 1915 and became a lawyer during the 1930s. As the solicitor general of Fulton County in the late 1930s and early 1940s, Duke presided over a case against the Ku Klux Klan and their use of flogging as a terror tactic against both African Americans and whites.
Interviewee: Daniel Duke    Interviewer: John Egerton
Duration: 01:34:22     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 6 excerpts.