‘The State Of Hate’ To Be Explored At Maltz Event!


Patch.com, By Chris Mosby, Posted June 24th 2021

A CNN commentator and civil rights attorney will discuss the rise and history of hate groups in the U.S. and how hate impacts Americans.

The Maltz Museum will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Ku Klux Klan Act, also called the Civil Rights Act of 1871, with a star-studded virtual panel on June 27.

Originally introduced by Ohio-based Rep. Samuel Shellabarger, the Civil Rights Act of 1871 was meant to curb violence by extremist hate groups like the Klan, and protect the rights of 4 million recently freed slaves, according to the U.S. House website.

“Yet, violent acts of racism, antisemitism, and xenophobia fill our news channels and media feeds with increasing alarm, begging the question: how has our country really changed in 150 years?” the Maltz Museum asked.

On June 27, at 3 p.m., the public can hear that question answered by Avery Friedman, a civil rights attorney and CNN commentator. Friedman will discuss how hate groups, like the Klan, rise to power, what role they play in America today, and how the law is used to protect victims of hate.

Following Friedman’s talk, Leon Bibb, news anchor for WKYC, will conduct a one-on-one interview to further explore the state of hate in the U.S.

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There will also be special remarks by Marcia Fudge, the Secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development and a former representative to the U.S. House.

To register for the event, visit the Maltz Museum’s website at www.maltzmuseum.org or call 216-593-0575.

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