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Thursday, November 20, 1997

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  • Stone Mountain and the KKK

    With giant carvings of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Confederate President Jefferson Davis chiseled into its granite face, Stone Mountain in Georgia has long been an enduring symbol of racism and white supremacy. In fact, the mayor used to be the imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

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    Former California Governor Jerry Brown has had a long and lively political career. From leading the country’s most populous state between 1975 and 1983, to running a memorable presidential campaign in 1992. But now Jerry Brown is dusting off his feet for one more political run — this time, for mayor of Oakland.

  • Hispanics in America

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