C.P. Ellis



Age: 78


Summary: former member of the Ku Klux Klan whose conversion to a civil rights activist was documented in a book called Best of Enemies and a film called An Unlikely Friendship who was once Exalted Grand Cyclops of a KKK group in Durham, North Carolina before participating in a forum on school desegregation that also attracted Ann Atwater, a black civil rights activist who became his unlikely longtime friend.



Cause of Death: Alzheimer's disease


Born: January 8, 1927


Died: November 3, 2005


Location: Durham, North Carolina