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Smithsonian Accepts Klan Robes for Display

In today's link roundup: The widow of a man who infiltrated the KKK donates a robe to the museum. Plus: Usher battles ex for custody of kids. 


Smithsonian accepts Klan robes for museum: Sandra Parks, the donor and widow of activist and writer Stetson Kennedy, donated one of his robes, explaining that the violent story of the Ku Klux Klan needed to reach the broadest audience possible, the Washington Post reports. 

L.A. City Council elects first black president: Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson made history on Wednesday, with his colleagues voting unanimously to name him the council's first African-American president.

Civil rights lawyer's home raided by police: Barbara Arnwine, the executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said that her Prince George's County home was raided by a SWAT team and other members of law enforcement the morning of Nov. 21, Politic365.com reports.

Usher battles ex for custody of kids: According to TMZ, Usher's ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, wants to take away his kids, claiming that the singer has repeatedly blown off his legal obligations as a co-parent ... and (we're not sure how this one relates to custody) closed her Saks 5th Avenue credit card.

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