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Black Holocaust Museum Founder James Cameron Dies

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Black Holocaust Museum Founder James Cameron Dies

Black Holocaust Museum Founder James Cameron Dies

Black Holocaust Museum Founder James Cameron Dies

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Author and museum director James Cameron died last Sunday at the age of 92. In 1930, an organized mob of more than 10,000 white men and women dragged Cameron and two other black teenage men from a jail cell in Marion, Ind. The mob mercilessly beat the three young men and lynched two — Cameron was spared. He recounted this experience in his 1984 memoir A Time of Terror and later founded the Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee, which he modeled after the Jewish Holocaust museum in Israel. This interview originally aired on March 8, 1994.

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