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The Woman who Painted the Klan Sign Yellow
In the 1950s, the Ku Klux Klan erected a sign on the edge of the small town of Sylacauga, Alabama. "Welcome to Sylacauga, Home of the Ku Klux Klan."

In 1958, the Klan did something in Sylacauga which was particularly horrible, even for the Klan.

Brodie Reed never could stand the thought of the Ku Klux Klan welcoming people to her town. This incident pushed her to take action. Brodie believed the Klan were, really, cowards. She drove out to the Klan sign and painted it yellow -- for coward. The Klan came after her, but Brodie stood her ground. The Klan took Brodie to court. She won. Later, the highway department removed the Klan sign from the highway.

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