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Were Black Miss. Voters Tricked Into Believing Tea Party Candidate Had KKK Ties?

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Last week pollsters confirmed that black turnout played a significant role in reelecting Mississippi Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. While some political observers, such as Roland Martin, view this development as a sign that black people are voting their own interest, new reports suggest that those aligned with the Cochran campaign set about a misinformation campaign to scare blacks into believing that Cochran’s Tea Party opponent had a connection to…

Florida Community Slow to Fund Name Change For Klan School

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A petition drive forced a Florida high school named after a Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan to change its name, but now funding the name change has become an issue. In January the Duval School Board voted to rename of Nathan B. Forrest High School, since the school had been named after a Confederate general and KKK leader. The high school’s new name is Westside, but Jacksonville.com reports…

Black Wall Street:The Bloodiest Race Riot in American History

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The neighborhood of Greenwood, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma became known as Black Wall Street in the early 1900’s.  Many black people moved to Oklahoma during that time to escape slavery and the harsh racism prevalent in other areas. In 1906, O.W. Gurley purchased 40 acres of land which he wanted to only be sold to blacks.  Gurley established multiple buildings and residences, and many blacks began to settle in the…

KKK Planning to Recruit Military Soldiers for Race War

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For the most part, the Ku Klux Klan is considered a racist and defanged relic. So the fact that the hate group has been increasingly marketing and dropping fliers in neighborhoods has become worrisome to some observers. As it turns out, the KKK may’ve been trying to rebrand itself as a kinder and gentler racist group because of plans for an upcoming race war. According to a report in The…

“HELP SAVE OUR RACE” People Getting Invitations To Join The KKK

“HELP SAVE OUR RACE” People Getting Invitations To Join The KKK

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Things one might expect at the end of one’s driveway: a mailbox, garbage cans, a newspaper. Things one does not: a plastic bag weighed down with a rock, containing an invite from the Ku Klux Klan. But the latter is what Atlanta-area homeowners found on Monday morning, prompting one Newton resident to call the sheriff’s office. There were apparently a few versions of the flier, which featured such lines as…

Lanier W. Phillips, Civil Rights Activist, Dies at the Age of 88

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Lanier W. Phillips, a prominent civil rights activist who was so deathly afraid of white people that he wouldn’t look them in the eye until he was saved by a group of them in 1942, died Sunday at age 88 in a retirement home in Gulfport, Mississippi. The great grandson of a Georgia slave, Phillips story is a fascinating one.  He was raised in the segregated south in the 1920′s and 30′s, where…

KKK Flyers Distributed In Georgia As Recruitment [VIDEO]

KKK Flyers Distributed In Georgia As Recruitment [VIDEO]

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  Messages promoting the Ku Klux Klan were distributed to homes in the town of Newnan, Ga. on Sunday morning. Paper print-outs stuffed into small plastic bags weighed down with rocks were left next to newspapers outside houses in the Churchill Park subdivision of the town. The message on the recruitment flyers said, “Neighborhood Watch: You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!” A sketch of a hooded KKK…

mitt romney using kkk slogan in his campaign

Mitt Romney Adopts Slogan Once Used by the Ku Klux Klan

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You can expect the campaign team of Mitt Romney to be doing a tremendous amount of back-pedaling over the next several weeks.  It is being reported by the Huffington Post that Romney’s campaign slogan “Keep America American” was the driving theme of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s.  The slogan was the rallying cry for groups seeking to intimidate and terrorize black, Jewish and gay people all throughout the…

Smithsonian Black History Museum Accepts KKK Robes

Smithsonian Black History Museum Accepts KKK Robes

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      WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has acquired two Ku Klux Klan robes that will be exhibited in its future home on the National Mall. One of the robes donated Monday comes from the family of the late writer Stetson Kennedy, who died in August some six decades after he infiltrated the KKK and exposed its secrets. The second robe belonged…