When local NAACP leaders in Wyoming set up a meeting with a representative from the KKK, they weren't sure what would happen. Tell Me More host Michel Martin speaks with journalist Jeremy Fugleberg, who attended this historic meeting.
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Two groups you'd never expect to sit down together and talk: the NAACP and the KKK. But when the NAACP in Wyoming asked for a meeting, they got one. Journalist Jeremy Fugleberg was there, and tells host Michel Martin more about the historic and bizarre event.
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