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Mapping the KKK

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On September 21, 2021
Did you ever wonder, “Hey, did any Klansman live in the house I now occupy?” Well, if you live in Denver, you can find out the answer! Names. Home and business addresses. Phone numbers. Dues payments. The neatly typed ledger entries march across row after row, page after page, their ordinariness belying their significance. Almost […]
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At this time of fighting police violence and reckoning with our racist past, it’s worth noting that said past is not about the South, not exclusively nor primarily. It’s about every state in the country. Even if white supremacy operated somewhat differently in different parts of the country, it was just as strong in Oregon […]
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Poetry

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On September 27, 2017
A poem, written by Robert Poston in 1921 When You Meet a Member of the Ku Klux Klan When you meet a member of the Ku Klux Klan / Walk right up and hit him like a natural man; Take no thought of babies he may have at home / Sympathy`s defamed when used upon […]
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Donald Trump’s embrace of white supremacists reminds Ben Railton of that mostly forgotten election year of 1924, when the KKK dominated the Democratic Party and anti-immigrant politics won the day, closing the American borders to most immigrants for four decades. Lost in the latest Trump uproar is that the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists […]

Florida Courthouse

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On July 17, 2015

Civil War reenactment, Baker County, Florida It’s nice that not only does the Baker County, Florida have a courthouse mural heroically portraying the Ku Klux Klan, but that said mural was painte

Birth of a Nation

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On February 18, 2015

100 years ago today, D.W. Griffith showed his racist epic film “Birth of a Nation” at a private White House screening for President Woodrow Wilson. Wilson called it “history written

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