James Fields

James Fields drives a car into a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, VA, killing Heather Heyer, and injuring 19 others. Prior to the incident, Fields was pictured wearing symbols and the uniform associated with Vanguard America. The organization has since denied any ties to Fields.

August 12, 2017

Dylann Roof

Dylann Roof, white supremacist who killed nine African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, is sentenced to death.

January 10, 2017


Political Protest

Two police officers are injured during a political protest in Oakland, California. Protesters also broke windows and started small fires in the downtown area. In Los Angles, California, protesters spray paint profanity on the Los Angles Times building and vehicles used by the news outlet. At least 29 people are arrested after a peaceful protest turned into a riot, resulting in property damage, vandalism and attacks on bystanders.

November 2016

National Socialist Movement

The National Socialist Movement, the largest operating white separatist group, officially stops using the swastika on uniforms, flags, banners and patches in an effort to bring their movement more into the mainstream of American politics.

November 2016

Nicolas Mahaffey

Nicolas Mahaffey drives a truck into a group of Native American protesters in Reno, Nevada, injuring five people.

October 2016

Micah Johnson Shootings

Micah Johnson opens fire on a peaceful protest against police shootings of African-American men in Minnesota and Louisiana. Johnson shot and killed five law enforcement officials before being shot and killed in a stand-off with police. Johnson stated his goal was to kill as many white police officers as possible.

July 7, 2016

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Orlando Nightclub Shooting

Omar Mateen kills 49 people and injures 53 more in a mass shooting at the Orlando, Florida nightclub, Pulse. This is the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

June 12, 2016

United Nationalist Front

The National Socialist Movement brings together leadership from ten different white nationalist organizations to form the united Nationalist Front. Over 18 white nationalist organizations have joined the united movement, including the Phineas Brotherhood and United Society of Aryan Skinheads.

April 2016


Charleston Church Shooting

Dylann Roof shoots and kills nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof confesses he hoped to start a race war.

June 17, 2015

Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooting

Robert Lewis Dear kills two civilians and police officer during a standoff at a Colorado abortion clinic.

November 27, 2015


Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting

Wade Michael Page, a white supremacist, kills six people and wounds four more in at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

August 5, 2012


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Assassination of George Tiller

Scott Roeder shoots and kills Dr. George Tiller.

May 31, 2009


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FBI Describes JDL (Jewish Defense League) as a Violent Extremist Jewish Organization

John Pistole of the FBI describes the Jewish Defense League as a “proscribed terrorist group” in Congressional testimony.

April 14, 2004


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Earth Liberation Front Torches SUVs

Earth Liberation Front (ELF) sets fire to a car dealership in West Covina, California, causing approximately $2 million worth of damage to vehicles.

August 22, 2003


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Earth Liberation Front Torches Burns Ski Resort

Earth Liberation Front (ELF) burns a ski resort in Vail, Colorado, causing $12 million in damage.

October 19, 1998

Assassination of Barnett Slepian

James Kopp shoots and kills abortion provider, Dr. Barnett Slepian.

October 23, 1998


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Earth Liberation Front Burns Down Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse Corrals

Earth Liberation Front (ELF) burns down a Bureau of Land Management horse corral in Oregon.

November 29, 1997


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Centennial Olympic Park Bombing

Eric Robert Rudolph bombs the Olympic Games in Atlanta in protest of abortion. One person is killed and 111 are wounded. Rudolph also bombs several abortion clinics in 1997 and 1998, killing a security guard and critically injuring a nurse.

July 27, 1996


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Oklahoma City Bombing

Anti-government, militia sympathizer Timothy McVeigh bombs the Alfred R. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, killing 168 people.

April 19, 1995


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Assassination of John Britton

Paul Jennings Hill shoots and kills Dr. John Britton and abortion clinic escort James Barrett. Barrett’s wife, June, is wounded. John Salvi shoots and kills two clinic receptionists, Shannon Lowney and LeeAnn Nichols.

July 29, 1994


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Assassination of David Gunn

Michael F. Griffin shoots and kills Dr. David Gunn. stating anti-abortion beliefs as his motive.

March 10, 1993


Assassination of Alan Berg

The Order, a white nationalist revolutionary group, is responsible for the murder of radio talk show host Alan Berg.

June 18, 1984


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The Lynching of Michael Donald

Michael Donald is lynched by two KKK members in Alabama.

March 21, 1981


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Jewish Defense League Attacks

The Jewish Defense League is responsible for 15 attempted terrorist attacks in the U.S.

1980 – 1985


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Holocaust Denial Organization Founded

The Institute for Historical Review, a Holocaust denial organization, is founded.


Christian Identity Group Formed

The Covenant, The Sword, and The Arm of the Lord is formed in Elijah, Missouri.


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Black Liberation Army Group Formed

The Black Liberation Army, a splinter group of the Black Panthers, forms. The group was suspected in over 60 incidents of violence between 1970 and 1980.


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Jewish Defense League Group Formed

Rabbi Meir Kahane forms the Jewish Defense League in New York City.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated

Civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is assassinated by James Earl Ray.

April 4, 1968


KKK Violence Against Civil Rights Activists

The KKK firebombs twenty predominantly black churches, then murder civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner.


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16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

Members of the KKK bomb the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Four young girls are killed.

September 15, 1963

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Medger Evers Assassinated

Civil rights activist, Medger Evers, is assassinated by Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the White Citizen’s Council.

June 12, 1963


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American Nazi Party Founded

The American Nazi Party is founded in the United States by George Lincoln Rockwell.


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Harry & Harriet Moore Assassinated

Members of the Ku Klux Klan firebomb the home of NAACP executive Harry Tyson Moore and his wife, Harriet. Both are killed in the blast.

December 25, 1951


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KKK Gains Popularity Around the Country

The Klan becomes a more public organization. More local chapters of the KKK begin to form around the country.


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Assassination of Leo Frank

A Georgia lynch mob murders Jewish factory superintendent, Leo Frank, then burns a cross on a nearby hilltop. This group dubs themselves the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

August 17, 1915


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Congress passes the Klan Act

Congress passes the Klan Act, allowing the government to arrest numerous Klan members. Over the next several years, the Klan disappears and is replaced by other white supremacist groups.

April 20, 1871


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First Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan

Former Confederate general, Nathan Bedford Forest becomes the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.


The Ku Klux Klan Founded

The Ku Klux Klan is founded.