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Telling One Family's History In White Supremacy And Racial Violence

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Ku Klux Klan members in Northern Virginia in 1922.

The story has particular resonance to "the social arrangements that we experience today," said Edward Ball, which are a direct consequence of generations of violence against African Americans.

Edward Ball's latest book continues his examination of his family's racist history through the life of a New Orleans ancestor who fought first as a Confederate and then as a Klansman to preserve white supremacy.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.