Jul. 11, 1964: Lemuel Penn Killed

Lemuel PennOn July 11, 1964, Athens-area Ku Klux Klan members shot and killed the assistant superintendent of Washington, D.C. public schools Lemuel Penn.

Penn was an African American World War II (1941-45) veteran, officer in the U.S. Army Reserves, and the father of two daughters and one son, who was returning home to Washington, D.C., after reserve training at Fort Benning.

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