How KKK rally image found new life 20 years after it was published – Pinterest History

How KKK rally image found new life 20 years after it was published – Pinterest History

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How KKK rally image found new life 20 years after it was published – Pinterest History

A little boy reaches for his reflection in a black cop’s riot shield at a KKK rally in Gainesville, Georgia, Sep. 5 1992.

How KKK rally image found new life 20 years after it was published – Pinterest History

Buried on Page B1, alongside the hum-drum headline “KKK march calm,” a powerful image of race relations in the southern United States was nearly lost. In fact, it almost wasn’t published at all.

And in the 20 years since, this emotionally complex photograph of a Klan-robed toddler playfully touching the riot shield of a bemused African-American state trooper has gone uncelebrated and largely unknown.

How KKK rally image found new life 20 years after it was published - Pinterest History
How KKK rally image found new life 20 years after it was published – Pinterest History

Source: poynter.org

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2016-06-28
Joe