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Bill would rename Oklahoma lake from man with KKK ties


January 30, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma Senate bill would rename a lake named for a man connected to the Ku Klux Klan in Tulsa.

Lake Hudson is named for Wash Hudson, a prominent Tulsa attorney, state lawmaker and board member of the Grand River Dam Authority, which manages the lake.

Hudson, who died in 1964, was a founder of the Tulsa Benevolent Association in the 1920s, which established the KKK in the city.

GRDA spokesman John Wiscaver says the agency investigated Hudson's background after being approached by the online publication The Frontier, which first reported the proposed name change.


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