Cross Burning Suspect is Black / "It's the fact that he's black brings a totally different dimension to the thing" said one of the victims of the cross burnings. / 1984-02-26
Arrest stuns cross-burning victims / 1984-02-26
Black man is charged in four cross-burnings / 1984-02-25
Type of hoax:
charged with committing crime
Albert A Dawson, a 28 year old black man, was charged with 'ethnic intimidation' for setting fire to crosses on the front lawns of interracial couples. At the time, it had been believed that white racists had set the fires.