American History

What stopped the rise of the Klan in the ‘20s?

A new book by author Timothy Egan looks at the second birth of the Ku Klux Klan, in the 1920s, and how it was particularly popular here in the Midwest. The book focuses on the KKK's Midwestern leader and how his depraved personal actions ultimately led to the downfall of the Klan.

Can A Free People Survive?

A lecture by Kenneth Carlston, University of Illinois Professor of Law, on the second anniversary of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, commemorating the the first Human Rights Day (Dec 10, 1950). 

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