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In this Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, photo, marchers hold up cellular phones to record the rapper Common and singer-songwriter John Legend performing at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
March 5, 2015 The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a sacred place in America's civil rights history. It also was named after a Grand Dragon of the state Ku Klux Klan. There's a strong generational divide on renaming it.
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Actors dressed in full Ku Klux Klan regalia for scenes in 1915's The Birth of a Nation.
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February 8, 2015 D.W. Griffith's film premiered in Los Angeles a century ago Sunday. In many ways, the movie — three hours of racist propaganda — was the beginning of Hollywood.
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June 13, 2012 Georgia transportation officials turned down a local Ku Klux Klan group's request to join the Adopt-A-Highway program, saying it would distract drivers. Georgia has suspended new applications to join the highway beautification program.
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