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John Ellis Ishmael Briggs Be sits outside his family home in Roxie, Miss., that his parents had to protect from the Ku Klux Klan in the 1960s because his father, Rev. Bennie Clyde Briggs, tried to protect and help local black people. The home has a bullet hole where the Klan shot from the outside into the wall over where Briggs Be's little sister slept. Photo by Kate Medley

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