A brave NAACP President came face-to-face in court with the racist man who called her racial slurs and promised to lynch her.
But apparently all of that abuse wasn’t enough to harden Evelyn Foxx’s heart and she said if given the chance she’d share a special message with the man who terrorized her for two years.
Ronald Morris Wadford, 75, was the raving racist who abused Foxx and on Thursday was captured on a warrant for two counts of aggravated stalking against Foxx over the course of the last two years, Gainesville.com reports.
Foxx, who was president of the Alachua County NAACP chapter in Florida, said Wadford claimed he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and threatened to lynch her, according to a sworn complaint from the Gainesville Police Department filed in 2016.
“I’m going to hang your (racial slur) ass,” Wadford said, according to an affidavit. Wadford was reportedly homeless and lived in Gainsville.
Wadford’s threats shook Foxx so much, that she decided to move out of the state and stay with family.
On Friday, Foxx faced the man who stalked her and made her life “torture” for the last two years.
“I had to see this man,” she said. “He’s been looking over my shoulder for almost two years.”
When she saw Wadford she said it was clear that his hate ran deep.
“I could see the hate and bigotry in his eyes,” she said. “It was not a big deal to him.”
But she said she’s glad he has been captured. Even though he terrified her, she has softened her stance on her stalker.
“I’m just glad this part of it is over. If I ever have the opportunity, I would ask him why, and I would tell him I love him,” Foxx said. “Love conquers hate and that’s the only way we’re going to change our society for the better.”
A witness confirmed on a police affidavit that Wadford had intentions of “going out in a blaze of glory.”
Source: Kia Morgan-Smith, The Grio
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