Episode 162: A Clown? | George W. Lee and Steve Lough


February 15th, 2023

51 mins 36 secs

Season 4

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Tina and Hillary cover George W. Lee and Steve Lough.

Tina’s Story
George Wesley Lee was a prominent civil rights leader in Humphreys County Mississippi. BUT when he continued to push for equal voting rights for blacks, he was murdered.

Hillary’s Story
Steve Lough worked for years with the Ringling Brothers circus. BUT when he saw bozos like Trump running for office, he decided that a real clown should join the clowns in Congress.

Tina's Story
Black History Month Profiles: Rev. George W. Lee--by Kenneth Quinnell

Black Past
GEORGE WASHINGTON LEE (1903-1955)--by Samuel Momodu

Mississippi Encyclopedia
George Wesley Lee (Minister and Activist)

Southern Poverty Law Center

United States Department of Justice
George Lee--Notice to Close File (Jul 12 2011)

Zinn Education Project
May 7, 1955: Murder of Rev. George W. Lee

George W. Lee--from beejae.com (fair use) via Wikipedia
Segregated Movie Theater in Belzoni--by Marion Post Wolcott (public domain) via Wikipedia
Katherine Blair Saw Gunman's Car--screenshot from 1955 Jet Magazine via Zinn Education Project

Hillary's Story
AP News
Circus clown who ran for Congress dies in South Carolina

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District

CBS News
Why an Ivy League-educated former clown is running for Congress--by Kathryn Watson

A clown is running for Congress in South Carolina--by Veronica Stracqualursi

Daily News
Professional clown Steve Lough is dead, months after losing his bid for the U.S. House of Representatives

Steve Lough for Congress

IBTimes UK
Former clown Steve Lough running for Congress

Kornegay Funeral Home
Obituary Stephen Harrison "Steve" Lough of Camden, South Carolina

WIS News 10
So, there is a clown running for Congress in South Carolina--by Tanita Gaither

Steve Lough--screenshot via WIS News 10
Steve Lough in Clown Costume--from Notes on a Cowardly Lion via GoUpstate
Lough Campaign Website--screenshot of homepage via News 2 NBC

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