Latest Ku Klux Klan News

NRA TV show depicts 'Thomas & Friends' in KKK hoods

Sep. 13, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association's online video channel portrayed trains from the longtime children's show "Thomas & Friends" wearing Ku Klux Klan hoods while riding on flaming tracks. The host of NRATV's "Relentless" on Friday questioned why the program is adding characters from around...

Forrest's relatives seek millions to move grave from park

Sep. 12, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Relatives of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest are demanding $30 million from the city of Memphis, Tennessee, and a nonprofit to move his remains from a park and settle a lawsuit over the takedown of a statue of the former Ku Klux Klan leader. Forrest's family members and the...

The Latest: DeSantis' pick explains past Trump criticism

Sep. 6, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis' and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum's picks as running mates (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The running mate for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis says her past criticism of President Trump occurred during the presidential race...

Actor Adam Driver's claim of Indiana KKK rallies accurate

Aug. 22, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A museum official who questioned "Star Wars" actor Adam Driver's recent comments about remembering frequent Ku Klux Klan rallies during his youth in northern Indiana now acknowledges he was wrong. Driver made the comments during a USA Today interview about his role in the new movie...

KKK member gets 4 years in prison for gunshot at rally

Aug. 21, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Ku Klux Klan member from Maryland who pleaded no contest to firing a gun at a white nationalist rally last summer in Virginia has been sentenced to four years in prison. Charlottesville Circuit Court records show Richard Preston was sentenced Tuesday to eight years, with four...

Actor Adam Driver says he had KKK neighbors in Indiana

Aug. 21, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — "Star Wars" actor Adam Driver is bringing his northern Indiana hometown's hate group history to light after saying Ku Klux Klan rallies were frequent during his childhood and that some of his neighbors were Klan members. The Mishawaka native made the comments during a USA Today...

The Latest: 1 arrest made in DC in Charlottesville protests

Aug. 12, 2018 10:21 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on events marking the anniversary of violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The police chief in Washington, D.C., says only one person was arrested after a chaotic day of protests and counterprotests centered...

The Latest: Anti-fascists confront police in Washington

Aug. 12, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on events marking the anniversary of violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): 6:50 p.m. A group of about 150 to 200 anti-fascists is confronting police about a half-mile from the White House after a white nationalist...

Spike Lee on 'BlacKkKlansman': Don't call it a comeback

Aug. 8, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee heard the whispers. Just a few years ago, some were suggesting that Lee was no longer the essential filmmaker he had once been. There had been critical and box-office disappointments. He was hunting for funding on Kickstarter. His remake of the Korean classic "Oldboy" was...

Review: Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' is daring and essential

Aug. 7, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

In 1979, a man named Ron Stallworth who was the first African-American police officer and detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department also became a card-carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan and the leader of the local chapter. He would send a white co-worker to play him for in-person meetings as part of...