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'You are a member of the KKK': Elementary school teacher placed on leave over homework assignment

LEXINGTON, S.C. — A South Carolina elementary school teacher who asked students to role play as Ku Klux Klan members for a homework assignment has been placed on administrative leave. 101 more words

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The Klan Last Time- Part 8: Onions and Hyacinths

When I found the KKK papers, I was relatively young and my career as a historian was just getting started. I incorporated what I learned into a few pages in my first book and I also wrote a personal essay about how my new knowledge of the Klan had changed the way I saw my home in eastern North Carolina. 390 more words

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The Klan Last Time- Part 7: None of Their Cars Came Back Out

According to the KKK papers, things began to change in 1967. Attendance at Klan rallies plummeted. Many white people walked away from the fiery cross never to return. 732 more words

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54th Anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Friday marks the 54th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. Four little girls were killed.

Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Carol Denise McNair were heading to sing with the church choir when at approximately at 10:22 when a bomb went off. 330 more words

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The Klan Last Time- Part 6: In the Night

While the Klan’s public rallies and cross burnings brought to mind a county fair or a church revival, the soul of the Ku Klux Klan revealed itself most plainly later in the night, after the children’s games had finished and the burning cross extinguished. 647 more words

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