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for The State Vol. 6 Issue 43, Mar 1939
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Republican politician and lawyer John W. Stephens was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. Stephens served as a Confederate soldier but after the war became an advocate for the newly freed slaves. His allegiance caused the KKK to murder him in the Caswell County courthouse. This incident foreshadowed the Kirk-Holden war, a struggle between KKK and Governor William Holden in 1870 over the KKK's suppression of freed slave voting.
Began by Josiah Collins II in the early 19th-century and completed by his son Josiah III about 1830, Somerset Place was one of the state's most prosperous plantations in pre-Civil War days. Acquired by the state in 1939, the plantation will be restored and be part the state's newest park, Pettigrew State Park.
McAffee traces the career of Charlotte's Randolph Scott in the motion picture industry.