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jan 1, 1915 - D.W. Griffith's wildly popular film "Birth of a Nation", an adaptation of Dixon's The Clansman, revives national interest in the Klan

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A Georgia lynch mob led by William J. Simmons and numerous prominent members of the community, such as former Georgia governor Joe Brown murders Jewish factory superintendent Leo Frank, then burns a cross on a hilltop and calls itself the Knights of the KKK

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jan 1, 1915
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~ 103 years ago

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