KKK flyers distributed to homes in Georgia town


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Alexis Garrett Stodghill, TheGrio

Messages promoting the Ku Klux Klan were distributed to homes in the town of Newnan, Ga. on Sunday morning. Paper print-outs stuffed into small plastic bags weighed down with rocks were left next to newspapers outside houses in the Churchill Park subdivision of the town. The message on the recruitment flyers said, “Neighborhood Watch: You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!”

A sketch of a hooded KKK member appears above the proclamation, and a further invitation to use the organization for community support.

Members of the Churchill Park homeowners association tried to remove the offensive materials from driveways when they were discovered, but could not before the flyers resulted in widespread outrage among residents.

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