-US--Obit-Reformed Racist

March 31, 2013 - 5:27 PM
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2009, file photo, Elwin Hope Wilson holds a framed photo he kept showing a mob he participated in during one of local civil rights "sit-ins" that took place in the early 1960s, in Rock Hill, S.C. The South Carolina man who publicly apologized for years of violent racism, including the beating of a black Freedom Rider who went on to become a Georgia congressman, died Sunday, March 31, 2013. He was 76. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)