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KKK robes donated to black history museum

UNIFORM: KKK's robes to be donated to black history museum

TWO KU Klux Klan (KKK) robes have been donated to The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, it has been announced.

The museum in Washington, was given one of controversial outfits, worn by members of the far-right organisation, on Monday (Nov 28) by the widow of human rights activist and writer Stetson Kennedy who passed away in August, aged 94.

The other was donated to the museum, which opens in 2015, by the great-great-grandson of KKK chaplain Phineas Miller Nathaniel Wilds ahead of its exhibit, which will look at journey of slaves from Africa, the Civil War and the profile their accomplishments in music, sports and culture.

The racist organisation flourished in the US, with a stronger hold in the south, in the 1860s. They have been associated with opposing the civil rights movement and progress among minorities engaging in terrorism and political violence.

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