Aired: August 20, 2016

Mapping the KKK

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  • Mapping the KKK (14 min.)

    With: John Kneebone (Virginia Commonwealth University)

    An animated, online map shows for the first time just how the Ku Klux Klan spread rapidly to all 50 states between 1915 and 1940. John Kneebone says the KKK was far more main stream than most people realize, with membership of between 2 million and 8 million people.

  • The Evolution of Revolutionary Ideas (13 min.)

    With: Jack Censer (George Mason University)

    Revolution has been one of the most important drivers of human activity since its emergence in modern form in the 18th century. In his new book, Jack Censer traces the “evolution of revolutionary ideas”–from the American and French revolutionaries to leaders of the Arab Spring.

  • The Landmine Survivor's Network (24 min.)

    With: Ken Rutherford (James Madison University)

    Many displaced Iraqis returning to their homes are finding landmines and booby-traps left for them by ISIS fighters. One woman opened her refrigerator and found a landmine on her vegetable shelf. Ken Rutherford co-founded the Landmine Survivors Network, and says this is the first time in the world’s history that roadside bombs target civilians.

  • KKK Contagion

    Explore the interactive, digital map that shows spread of KKK across United States “like a contagion.”

  • Tracking the Spread of the KKK

    Most people think of the Ku Klux Klan as a hate group from the South, organizing against African Americans. And yet, in the earlier half of the 20th century, the KKK spread across the entire country, in part because of anti-catholic sentiment. Allison Quantz reports on a project that is mapping that KKK’s spread throughout the United States.


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