A preacher, a klansman, and a true story of redemption in the modern south
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In 1996, the town of Laurens, South Carolina, was thrust into thespotlight when a white supremacist named Michael Burden opened a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan in the community's main square. Journalists and protestors flooded the town, and hate groups rallied to the establishment's defense, dredging up the long history ofracism and injustice.
What came next is the subject of the film Burden,which won the 2018 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award.Shortly after his museum opened, Burden abruptly left the Klanin search of a better life. Broke and homeless, he was taken in by Reverend David Kennedy, an African American leader in the Laurens community, who plunged his church, friends, and family into an inspiring quest to save their former enemy.
In this spellbinding Southern epic, journalist Courtney Hargrave further uncovers the complex events behind the story told in Andrew Heckler's film. Hargrave explores the choices that led to Kennedy and Burden's friendship, the social factors that drive young men to join hate groups, and the difference one person can make in confronting America's oldest sin.
Bret Witter, bestselling co-author ofThe Monuments Men,Dewey, and Stronger