Test your knowledge of August in Augusta

...recent lynching of Leo Frank on:(A.) Populist politician Tom Watson (B.) The Atlanta newspapers (C.) The Ku Klux Klan (D.) President Woodrow Wilson5. In August 1925, education in Augusta was enhanced with the announcement of the...

NAACP march makes its way to Augusta

...national attention in 1996 as the subject of an iconic photograph in which she, at 18, sheltered a man believed to be a Ku Klux Klan member during a protest in Ann Arbor, Mich."All lives matter," she said. "We should have better voting rights...

Even after 100 years, town debates what to do with memories of lynching

...Anti-Defamation League as the country's most outspoken opponent of anti-Semitism. It also fueled the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan.Until ADL lawyers pressed officials to posthumously pardon Frank in the 1980s, the case was hushed.Though granted...

Black Panther-KKK rallies at SC Capitol questioned

COLUMBIA- South Carolina lawmakers plan a hearing this week to ask officials why the Ku Klux Klan and New Black Panthers Party were allowed to hold rallies at the Statehouse at the same time earlier this month.State Sen. John...

Sousaphone player follows Klan marchers

Former University of South Carolina tuba performance student Matt Buck felt the need to show his opposition to the Ku Klux Klan rally in Columbia.

Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion

...African-Americans have been expected to forgive for slavery, discrimination, Jim Crow segregation, attacks by the Ku Klux Klan and police violence. By meeting that expectation, he said, "in one sense we aid and abet those who would commit...

Charleston church shooting creates overall debate on Confederate symbols in South

...was formed. By Wednesday, the mayor in Memphis, Tenn. called for the grave and statue of Confederate General and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest to be removed from a city park.The suspected gunman appears with a Confederate license...

Head of Atlanta NAACP chapter wants Confederate symbols taken off all Georgia state property

...Jefferson Davis, who was president of the Confederacy, and generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. The Ku Klux Klan also once held notorious cross-burnings and organizational meetings there.Although the park is state property...

South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag

...discrimination and hide behind heritage as an excuse for it," Neal said.Other Democrats suggested any delay would let Ku Klux Klan members planning a rally July 18 a chance to dance around the Confederate flag."You don't have to listen to me...

Can KKK 'adopt a highway'? State of Georgia says no; appellate court considers the issue

ATLANTA - A Georgia court heard arguments Thursday about whether the state violated a Ku Klux Klan group's constitutional rights by refusing its application to a highway cleanup program and whether a recent U.S. Supreme Court...