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Ex-sheriff quits watchdog agency after KKK photo questions

Aug. 28, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former metro Atlanta sheriff has resigned from a state judicial watchdog agency after questions rose about a decades-old photo of him wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood. House Speaker David Ralston appointed former Cherokee County Sheriff Roger...

Logo for Georgia's Stone Mountain omits Confederate image

Aug. 23, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — The board that oversees a park near Atlanta voted Monday for a new logo that excludes the park’s giant mountainside carving of Confederate leaders. It’s another change by the Stone Mountain Memorial Association to address criticism of the...

Inside a KKK murder plot: 'Do you want him six feet under?'

Jul. 27, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

PALATKA, Fl. (AP) — Joseph Moore breathed heavily, his face slick with nervous sweat. He held a cellphone with a photo of a man splayed on the floor; the man appeared dead, his shirt torn apart and his pants wet. “KIGY, my brother,” Moore said to another man who...

Inside a KKK murder plot: Grab him up, take him to the river

Jul. 27, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

PALATKA, Fla. (AP) — Joseph Moore breathed heavily, his face slick with nervous sweat. He held a cellphone with a photo of a man splayed on the floor; the man appeared dead, his shirt torn apart and his pants wet. Puffy dark clouds blocked the sun as Moore greeted...

Telling the story of a KKK murder plot and FBI investigation

Jul. 27, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

The Associated Press reconstructed the story of a failed 2015 murder plot by a Florida branch of the Ku Klux Klan using one-and-a-half hours of recordings made by an undercover FBI informant, thousands of pages of public records, field reporting and interviews. The FBI...

Tennessee museum to open Confederate bust to public

Jul. 26, 2021 05:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee State Museum will soon allow the public to view the busts of three military leaders, including a former Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader. On Friday, officials removed a Nathan Bedford Forrest bust that had been...

Confederate bust moved from Tennessee Capitol building

Jul. 23, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader that had been prominently displayed inside the Tennessee Capitol for decades — over objections from Black lawmakers and activists — was removed from its pedestal Friday. The...

Confederate bust to be removed from Tennessee Capitol

Jul. 22, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A decadeslong effort to remove a bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader from the Tennessee Capitol cleared its final hurdle Thursday, with state leaders approving the final vote needed to allow the statue to be relocated to a museum. ...