Journalist Who Took on the Klan Speaks at Colby

Morning Sentinel
April 26, 2011

Former Ku Klux Klansman Billy Roy Pitts ran into the widow and her children, after testifying in a case that led to the conviction of the man who had ordered the killing of their father, Vernon Dahmer, in 1966. Pitts turned and asked for forgiveness for his part in the killing. The African American woman said she forgave him. She began to cry. And so did the Dahmer children, then Pitts, and then the reporter covering the case, Jerry Mitchell….Read More

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