60 KKK Members DID NOT Commit Suicide After Learning Harriet Tubman Will Be on $20 Bill

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  • by: Alan Duke

This story is viral on Facebook, despite the obvious stupidity of it. In case you see it shared on your timeline, please know it is a hoax story published by a site that wants you to think it is the real TMZ.

The story purports that:

At least 60 Klu Klux Klan Members have reportedly committed suicide after finding out Harriet Tubman will be replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 Dollar Bill.

It claims the "mass suicide took place in Charleston, South Carolina" with the KKK members ingesting "cyanide together after praying."

It also includes a racist quote from a purported suicide note.

For future reference, if you read the fine print this website administers that it is a fake site the attempts to keep "its visitors in a state of disbelief."

Read Also: 'Trail Of Tears' Engineer Andrew Jackson Loses $20 Spot To 'Underground Railroad' Conductor Harriet Tubman

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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