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How This Activist Broke Away from His Klansman Father

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How This Activist Broke Away from His Klansman Father

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Bob Zellner, a white southerner and the son of a Klansman, joined an African American led civil rights organization in the '60s and has been an advocate for civil rights ever since.

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They fought to liberate Germany from Nazi rule, as racism reached unfathomable levels. Their fight would continue back home on American soil. This is the story of the one-million-plus African Americans who fought in World War II. Discover their encounters with hatred, from the enemy and from within their own ranks. Explore this paradoxical chapter in American history through interviews with war heroes, including Colin Powell, Tuskegee ace pilot Roscoe Brown, and Charles Evers, brother of Civil Rights activist and WWII veteran Medgar Evers.

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