The Battle of Hayes Pond in 1958 wasn’t much of a battle. But it was a major victory in the effort to stop the momentum of the Ku Klux Klan in the South. Today on Native America Calling, on the 65th anniversary of the night members of the Lumbee tribe showed up in force to stop a KKK rally in Robeson County, we’ll revisit the event and how it continues to be a source of strength and pride for a tribe as it struggles for federal recognition with Dr. Lawrence Locklear (Lumbee), director of the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity and adjunct associate professor in the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke; Dr. Ryan Emanuel (Lumbee), associate professor at Duke University; Chelsea Barnes (Lumbee), attorney and senior associate at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough; and Tammy Maynor (Lumbee), Director of Governmental Affairs for the Lumbee Tribe.
Break 1 Music: Remembering The Warrior (song) Porcupine Singers (artist) Alowanpi – Songs Of Honoring – Lakota Classics: Past & Present, Vol. 1 (album)
Break 2 music: Mistahi Mewasin (Really Delighted) (song) Young Spirit (artist) Akameyimoh Baby Boy (album)