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Mon, 10.22.1906

Protest against the Ku Klux Klan and in Philadelphia

On this date in 1906, 3,000 Black's demonstrated and rioted in Philadelphia in protest over a theatrical presentation of Thomas Dixon's "The Clansman," which claimed to be the true story of the "Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy."

It was the Klan that overturned Reconstruction.  As a result of this protest, 62 blacks were reported lynched.

Reference Library of Black America, Volumes 1 through 5
Edited by Mpho Mabunda
Copyright 1998, Gale Research, Detroit, MI

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