A young African American woman steps in to protect a nazi.June 22, 1996. A dozen members of a self-anointed and unwelcome KKK group came to Ann Arbor to hold a thumb-in-your-eye rally at City Hall. A protest group, the National Women's Rights Organizations Coalition (NWROC) formed to oppose them. After the rage had been mounting for awhile, this simpleminded redneck wandered up, wearing a Confederate-flag T-shirt. The crowd tore off after him, he fell, and the mob pounced. Keshia Thomas, horrified, threw herself over him to stave off the angry blows. Moments earlier, Thomas, 18, had been in the NWROC group, shouting at the KKK. It was a heroic and passionate moment in a crazy afternoon, well captured in these photographs.
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A patch is seen on recording artist Colt Ford's shirt as he performs during the Academy of Country Music Awards All-Star Jam at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino April 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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'L Bow', the unofficial games supervisor, hugs a local Georgian woman wearing a Confederate flag bikini before the start of the 10th annual 'Redneck Games' 09 July 2005 at Buckeye Park in East Dublin, Georgia. Started 10 years ago as a spoof of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics attended by about 500 people, the event was attracting 10,000 by 2001 and reached an estimated 15,000 in 2005. AFP PHOTO/Jeff HAYNES
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Pro-white merchandise is displayed and sold by vendors at the Aryan Nations sponsored White Heritage Days Festival, which was held on private land September 18, 2004 near Scottsboro, Alabama. Merchandise included everything from T-shirts, stickers, books and bikinis that displayed both southern pride and Nazi memorabilia. The event was originally scheduled as a pro-white family-friendly gathering, yet also served as an East Coast memorial to Pastor Richard G. Butler, the Aryan Nations founder who died about two weeks earlier at his home in Coure D'Alene, Idaho. The family-friendly event was attended by over 100 people, including members of Aryan Nations, White Revolution, the Ku Klux Klan and several independent, but racially conscious people.
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A Sample Virginia Licence Plate Containing The Logo Of The Sons Of Confederate Veterans, Which Incorporates The Confederate Battle Flag, Is Shown May 8, 2002 In Richmond, Va. A Federal Appeals Court Ruled Last Week That Virginia Cannot Block The Group From Displaying The Logo On Speciality License Plates. The 4Th U. S. Circuit Court Of Appeals Ruled Against The State's Claim That The Licence Plates Constitute Public Speech And That The State Had The Right To Regulate Which Groups And Designs Are Allowed On Plates That Represent Virginia. Brag Bowling, First Lieutenant Commander Of The Sons Of Confederate Veterans Virginia Division, Said His Group Hopes To Have Their Plates By Mid-Summer.
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Photo of Ted NUGENT; performing live onstage, wearing confederate flag jacket, playing Gibson Les Paul guitar
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American singer David Lee Roth in a posed portrait, with a car bearing a Confederate flag, circa 1985.