The Klan at 150
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Ku Klux Klan turns 150

The Klan at 150

Members of the Ku Klux Klan take part in a “white pride” rally in Rome, Ga., in April. Klan leaders say they believe U.S. politics are going their way, as a nationalist, us-against-them mentality deepens across the nation.

 (John Bazemore / Associated Press)
The Klan at 150

Klan members march around the town square in Swainsboro, Ga., on Feb. 3, 1948. 

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The Klan at 150

A Klan rally in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 30, 1939.

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Young recruits at a Klan rally in Benson, N.C., in 1980.

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Brent Waller

Brent Waller, Mississippi grand dragon and spokesman for the Tennessee-based Ku Klos Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, in April. He has since become the imperial wizard of the United Dixie White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

 (Jay Reeves / Associated Press)
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A police officer speaks to a man protesting a Klan rally in Rome, Ga., in April.

 (Mike Stewart / Associated Press)
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A rally at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Ga.

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Klan members warn black voters to stay away from polling places in Miami in 1939.

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Ku Klux Klan member Stetson Kennedy, 30, of Jacksonville, Fla., at the U.S. Capitol in 1947.

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Ku Klux Klan members hold a ceremonial meeting near Los Angeles in 1925.

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People protest a Klan rally in Rome, Ga., in April.

 (Mike Stewart / Associated Press)
The Klan at 150

Protesters at a Klan rally in Rome, Ga., in April.

 (Mike Stewart / Associated Press)
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A Klan ceremony in Georgia in April.

 (Mike Stewart / Associated Press)
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A Georgia Klan rally in April.

 (John Bazemore / Associated Press)
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A cross-burning in Georgia in April.

 (John Bazemore / Associated Press)
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A cross and swastika burn in Georgia.

 (Mike Stewart / Associated Press)
The Klan at 150

Loyal White Knights Grand Dragon Will Quigg of Anaheim shouts at protesters in Rome, Ga.

 (Mike Stewart / Associated Press)
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A Klan rally in Georgia in April.

 (John Bazemore / Associated Press)
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