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September 14, 2020

University drops KKK-linked name

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University trustees unanimously changed the name of a campus building Friday after determining that a man with a long record of public service was a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, despite a grandson's objections.

MSU officials said Stephen S. Nisbet's KKK membership card was discovered at a library at Central Michigan University. But Stephen P. Nisbet claimed Friday that it's not his grandfather's signature and called for consultations with a historian.

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