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December 1, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
About 200 people turned out to cheer a national Ku Klux Klan leader who came to Dubuque, Iowa, in the wake of at least 10 cross-burnings in this mostly white city. Ten blocks away, about 250 people gathered at a rally organized to protest the cross-burnings and Thomas Robb's visit. Mayor Jim Brady and Gov. Terry E. Branstad urged residents to ignore the appearance of Robb, 44, of Zinc, Ark., national director of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
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January 19, 1992 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spurred by a 1989 cross-burning and by a heartfelt desire to change their town's staid, homogenous--even racist--image, Dubuque city officials embarked last year on an ambitious and unorthodox plan to encourage racial diversity by luring 100 minority families by 1995. Far from improving the city's image, however, the move sparked a racist backlash that has included a wave of cross-burnings, white-supremacist rallies and racial incidents.
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January 19, 1992 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spurred by a 1989 cross-burning and by a heartfelt desire to change their town's staid, homogenous--even racist--image, Dubuque city officials embarked last year on an ambitious and unorthodox plan to encourage racial diversity by luring 100 minority families by 1995. Far from improving the city's image, however, the move sparked a racist backlash that has included a wave of cross-burnings, white-supremacist rallies and racial incidents.
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December 1, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
About 200 people turned out to cheer a national Ku Klux Klan leader who came to Dubuque, Iowa, in the wake of at least 10 cross-burnings in this mostly white city. Ten blocks away, about 250 people gathered at a rally organized to protest the cross-burnings and Thomas Robb's visit. Mayor Jim Brady and Gov. Terry E. Branstad urged residents to ignore the appearance of Robb, 44, of Zinc, Ark., national director of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
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