KKK photo removed from Ohio fair after complaint

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — A photo taken at a 1924 Ku Klux Klan rally was stripped of its winning blue ribbon at an Ohio county fair after a complaint that it was offensive.

The photo, which won first place in an antique photo category at the Greene County Fair in Xenia (ZEEN'-yuh), depicts robed and unrobed KKK members kneeling in a circle at a Dayton rally in September 1924. Burning crosses are visible in the background.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/131C2nn ) reports that the photo was stripped of its ribbon and removed from the fairgrounds Tuesday.

A fair official said he thought the person who complained felt the fair was endorsing the photo by awarding it a prize. The official said the fair wants to be inclusive and doesn't want to offend anyone.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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