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'Oz' Family Apologizes for Racist Editorials

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In the late 1800s, L. Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz, wrote racist editorials in a South Dakota newspaper, calling for the extermination of Native Americans. Some believe those editorials sparked the Wounded Knee massacre of 1890. Now Baum's family is offering a public apology.

South Dakota Public Radio's Charles Ray reports.



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