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An exhibit now on display at the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene details the downfall of the white supremacists movement, which had a stronghold in this region for several decades.

Organized by human rights activists, the display includes more than 100 items taken from North Idaho’s Aryan Nations compound after it closed more than 15 years ago. The exhibit also shows the history of the Kootenai County Taks Force on Human Relations.

This is the first time the exhibit has been open to the public. It will run through the end of September.

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Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of FāVS.News, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.

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