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MSU drops building name linked to KKK member

MSU Michigan State University
Posted at 6:58 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 18:58:32-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University trustees have changed the name of a campus building after determining that a man with a long record of public service was a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s.

Stephen S. Nisbet's grandson objected Friday.

He claims it's not his grandfather's signature on a klan membership card discovered in a library.

The klan was a secretive society organized to assert white supremacy.

A Michigan State University building was named in 1974 for Nisbet, who was a member of the school’s governing board in the 1960s.

He worked in education and business. Nisbet died in 1986.