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Cross burning

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Cross Burning

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Cross Lighting Is A False Unifier for Rival Klans

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Family recounts finding KKK burning cross in front of house

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KKK Tries to Rise Again 150 Years After Founding

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WAVY Archive: 1979 KKK Cross Burning

Cross burning or cross lighting is a practice associated with the Ku Klux Klan, although the historical practice long predates the Klan's inception–as far back as Peter of Bruys (1117–1131), who burned crosses in protest at the veneration of crosses. In the early 20th century, the Klan burned crosses on hillsides or as a means of intimidating people they saw as targets.