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Yazoo City, Mississippi

of racial intolerance in Mississippi when he characterized the White Citizens' Council in his hometown of Yazoo City (Yazoo City, Mississippi) as merely "an organization of town leaders" that kept more radical anti-integrationist elements (like the Ku Klux Klan) at bay. Pettus, Emily Wagster. "Barbour: Build Civil Rights Museum in Mississippi." ''Associated Press State.'' January 12, 2011. In what many political

coming of age in Yazoo City (Yazoo City, Mississippi) during the civil rights era, he told the interviewer regarding growing up there, "I just don't remember it as being that bad." Barbour then credited the White Citizens' Council for keeping the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) out of Yazoo City

Piru, California

was playing the role of Bill Connor, a racist (racism) who is taken back in time and placed in various situations where he would be a persecuted victim: as a Jewish Holocaust victim, a black man about to be lynched (lynching) by the Ku Klux Klan, and a Vietnamese (Vietnamese people) man about to be killed by U.S. soldiers. Morrow, Le, and Chen were filming a scene for the Vietnam sequence in which their characters attempt to escape from a pursuing U.S. Army helicopter out of a deserted Vietnamese village. The helicopter was hovering at about 25 feet above them when pyrotechnic (pyrotechnics) explosions damaged it and caused it to crash on top of them, killing all three instantly. east of Piru, California and just north of the Santa Clara River (Santa Clara River (California)), in present day Ventura County, California. It was the home of Ygnacio del Valle, an ''alcalde'' of the Pueblo de Los Angeles and member of the California State Assembly. The ranch was known as the '''Home of Ramona''' because it was widely believed to have been the setting of the popular 1884 novel ''Ramona'' by Helen Hunt Jackson. The novel helped in raising awareness about the Californio lifestyle and "romanticizing of the mission and rancho era of California history (History of California to 1899)."

Merritt, British Columbia

, British Columbia "as we speak". No evidence of this had ever been given and, when asked to justify her claim, she stated that the mayor of Prince George had informed her of this. When asked, the mayor denied having said such a thing. It was later suggested Fry had confused Prince George with Merritt (Merritt, British Columbia), British Columbia, where a Ku Klux Klan grand wizard was arrested following reported racist activity. http: Story.aspx?s

North Beach, San Francisco

, drugs (psychoactive drug), the Ku Klux Klan, and Jewishness. These albums were later compiled and re-released as ''The Lenny Bruce Originals.'' Two later records were produced and sold by Bruce himself, including a 10-inch album of the 1961 San Francisco performances that started his legal troubles. Starting in the late 1950s, other unissued Bruce material was released by Alan Douglas (Alan Douglas (record producer)), Frank Zappa and Phil Spector, as well as Fantasy. Bruce

Birmingham, Alabama

of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President (President of Indonesia) Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals. Third KKK The "Ku Klux Klan" name was used by many independent local groups opposing the Civil Rights Movement and desegregation, especially in the 1950s and 1960s. During this period, they often forged alliances with Southern police departments, as in Birmingham, Alabama

; Labor and anti-unionism In southern cities such as Birmingham, Alabama, Klan members kept control of access to the better-paying industrial jobs but opposed unions. During the 1930s and 1940s, Klan leaders urged members to disrupt

;ndash; In Washington, D.C., the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park. * 2002 – American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church (16th Street Baptist Church bombing). *2003 – In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play

Akron, Ohio

American lands from 1785 to 1805. The Summit County (Summit County, Ohio) chapter of the Ku Klux Klan reported having 50,000 members, making it the largest local chapter in the country during the 20th century. In 1905, the sheriff, county officials, mayor of Akron, judges, county commissioners, and most members of Akron's school board were members. The Klan's influence in the city's politics eventually ended after Wendell Willkie

, arrived and challenged them. Race took part in two of Akron's major riots, the Riot of 1900 and the Wooster Ave. Riots of 1968. Others giving speeches on race, in the city include Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois (W.E.B. Du Bois) (1920) and President Bill Clinton (Bill Clinton) (1997). ref name "

of schooling a week. In 1924, Akron's platoon schools attracted visitors from all over the country. Being a stronghold for the Ku Klux Klan during the decade, the majority of school board and government officials were members. Their influence ended with the arrival of Wendell Willkie. During the city's 1950s boom town phase, Akron schools grew eight times faster than the city’s population. In 1967, Kenmore launched the Air Force JROTC. In 1971, Jennings piloted the middle school model, which moved ninth-graders to the senior high school. In 1984, all-day kindergarten was piloted at Seiberling, Rankin and Hatton schools, and Ellet, East and Garfield high schools piloted the in-school suspension program. The district received an A+ evaluation from the state in 1987. '''Jarrod Alexander Cooper''' (born March 31, 1978 in Akron, Ohio) is a former American football safety (Safety (American football position)) with the Oakland Raiders and Carolina Panthers. He was drafted by the Panthers in the fifth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State (Kansas State Wildcats football). - 14 align "left" Cleveland-Akron-Canton-Lorain-Elyria align "left" Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio), OH; Akron (Akron, Ohio), OH; Canton (Canton, Ohio), OH; Lorain (Lorain, Ohio)-Elyria (Elyria, Ohio), OH 2,722,194 - Biography Sanders was born in Leon, New York, where he attended the common schools, and taught school in New York. He was a nephew of Sidney Edgarton (First Montana Governor). He moved to Ohio in 1854, where he continued teaching, and studied law in Akron (Akron, Ohio), gaining admission to the bar (bar (law)) in 1856. In 1991, Ruiz de Velasco created a painting for the Playboy Collection in Chicago, Illinois. She was then asked by the curator , Jack Bolton, of the Rockefeller Collection in New York to create a piece for their collection.In 1994, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Goodyear Corporation in Akron, Ohio held an exhibition of Ruiz de Velasco's artwork in their private executive gallery (Art gallery). In 1995, Coronado S.A. de C.V. held an exhibition of Ruiz de Velasco's artwork in their gallery in México, D.F (Mexican Federal District). '''Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens''' (70 acres) is a notable country estate (estate (land)), with gardens, located at 714 North Portage Path in Akron, Ohio. It ranks seventh on the list of largest houses in the United States. A&E, with Richard Guy Wilson, Ph.D., (2000). America's Castles: The Auto Baron Estates, ''A&E Television Network'' During his architectural career Schneider designed a number of offices, academic buildings, and residences. Perhaps his best-known work is Stan Hywet (Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens) (1915), an Akron (Akron, Ohio) mansion based on several English country houses. Aslet, Clive (2005). ''The American Country House'', p. 78. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. ISBN 0300105053. His academic work includes the ornate Italian Renaissance-style Rockefeller Physics Building (1905) and Quad Hall (1925) at the Case School of Applied Science (now Case Western Reserve University), and Austin Hall at Ohio Wesleyan University. Other work includes the classical Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Building (1921), Plymouth Church (Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights) in Shaker Heights (Shaker Heights, Ohio) (1923), and the office building of the Cleveland Baseball Company at League Park. Born in Melrose, Iowa, he attended the public schools and graduated from the State University of Iowa (in 1916) and from its College of Law (University of Iowa College of Law) (in 1927). He received his LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 1928 and was a sales analyst and accountant for a rubber company in Akron, Ohio, and Dallas, Texas, in 1916 and 1917. During the First World War he served as a first lieutenant with the Thirty-fifth Infantry, United States Army, from 1917 to 1919. After the war, he continued work in the rubber industry, then became an assistant professor of military science and tactics at the University of Iowa from 1921 to 1923. He was admitted to the Iowa bar (bar (law)) in 1927 and commenced practice in Iowa City, of which he served as city solicitor from 1933 to 1935 and mayor from 1935 to 1937.

Binghamton, New York

Association was created to help their transition to life and assimilation (cultural assimilation) in the United States. This inrush led to a temporary rise in the local Ku Klux Klan during the 1920s, with Binghamton serving as state headquarters. Area residents, who primarily embraced the different cultural heritages, quelled such anti-immigrant sentiment by founding several ethnic organizations and holding ethnic celebrations, at the encouragement of Endicott-Johnson. Perry attended Vestal High School, where he was involved with track and field (track and field athletics). Perry's 1980 Vestal XX race result. '''WBGH-CA''' is the Class A (Class A television service) NBC-affiliated television station for New York's Eastern Southern Tier licensed to Binghamton (Binghamton, New York). It broadcasts a low-powered (low-power television) analog signal on UHF channel 20 from a transmitter at its studios on Ingraham Hill Road. The station can also be seen on Time Warner Cable channel 5 (hence the '''''NBC 5''''' branding) and in high definition (high-definition television) on digital channel 700. Owned by Newport Television, WBGH is sister to ABC (American Broadcasting Company) affiliate WIVT and the two share studios. Personal life Baker was born in Binghamton, New York, the son of Doris (née (married and maiden names) Hamlin) and Ralph B. Baker, a professional artist. Rick Baker Biography (1950-) He was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters (Doctor of Humane Letters) from the Academy of Art University in 2008.

Tupelo, Mississippi

) in 1922, and later managing editor and mechanical superintendent of the ''Tupelo Journal'' (Tupelo, Mississippi). At the ''Journal'' he campaigned against the Ku Klux Klan, who were most active during this time period; in response, the Klan burned down the newspaper plant. While

Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area (Montgomery Metropolitan Area). On March 25, 1965, civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo was shot to death during a high-speed chase by Ku Klux Klan members on U.S. Route 80, while driving to Montgomery (Montgomery, Alabama) to pick up a group of demonstrators waiting to return to Selma after the Selma-to-Montgomery march (Selma to Montgomery marches). The Klansmen spotted the white Liuzzo and her black passenger, Leroy Moton, at a stoplight in Selma, catching up to the pair about two miles (3 km) west of Lowndesboro. During his tenure in Montgomery he warned of the dangers of Irish (Irish American) immigration to the United States and the accompanying growth of Catholicism in a book, ''Our Country: Its Danger and Duty'' (New York, 1844). "If the devotees of this unholy faith have so rapidly increased within a few years to number TWO MILLIONS, how long will it take them to rival and exceed the American Protestants?", qtd. in Lipscomb 8-9. He fared well in Montgomery as a preacher, providing for a family consisting of a wife, two children, and two sisters, and owning two slaves. Lipscomb 13. Compelled by tuberculosis to retire from the ministry, he founded in 1849 the Metropolitan Institute for Young Ladies at Montgomery, Alabama. Lipscomb then served as the inaugural President (1856–1859) of the Tuskegee Female College of the Methodist Episcopal Church South in Alabama (present-day Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama). Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Dreyfus was a graduate of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He is widely publicized for being the man who "invented" the commonplace mutual fund through direct marketing to the public. Jack Dreyfus - Maverick Wizard Behind the Wall Street Lion, ''Life Magazine'', 1964 Meanwhile, officials in Montgomery (w:Montgomery, Alabama), the place of her historic act of defiance, and Detroit (w:Detroit), her later home and deathplace, ordered that the first seat of every public bus will be reserved to honor Parks until her funeral, which is set for Wednesday. King was born on November 17, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama (w:Montgomery, Alabama). An actress, speaker and producer, King played Rosa Parks (w:Rosa Parks) in the ''King'' miniseries in 1978. She was also the CEO of Higher Grounds Productions, a company that produces events related to spirituality and which advertised King for speeches and performances.

Medford, Oregon

(Medford, Oregon) St. Mary's School in Medford, Oregon, in defiance of the Ku Klux Klan. In 1872, the family moved from Ohio to Portland, Oregon. Steel became an apprentice pattern maker before entering the newspaper business in 1877. In 1880, he became a mailman in Portland, and spent time as a supervisor for the letter carriers. He then worked with his brothers to develop

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