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The First Resurgence

After the 1915 premiere of D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation,” there was a resurgence in the Ku Klux Klan in America. By the mid-1920s, nearly 4 million Americans claimed Klan membership, making them a powerful political force.

For information on how to watch the full documentary film, “Klansville U.S.A.” please visit: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/klansville/

“Klansville U.S.A.” premiered January 13, 2015 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.

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