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The Klan: A Legacy Of Hate In America

Narrated by James Whitmore. This award-winning documentary graphically exposes the activities of the KKK, an American organization now more than 120 years old. Touching briefly upon its origins and early history, the program focuses primarily on the Klan’s efforts to undermine the gains made by Black Americans in the 1960s, and its mere recent campaigns of terror against Jews and Vietnamese fishers along the Texas coast. Features interviews with Louisiana legislator David Duke and a journalist who served an 18-month undercover assignment researching the Klan’s activities. Grades 7 and up. Note: Due to racist content, students should be fully prepared before viewing this program. (30 min.)

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