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Burned Cross Found at Museum

November 18, 1997

WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) _ Someone tried to burn a cross next to the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, a museum official said Tuesday.

Museum spokesman Michael Sampson said staffers saw the scorched, 5-foot wooden cross when they arrived at work. It was scrawled with racial epithets, ``KKK″ and a swastika. He said there was the smell of kerosene in the air.

``It was shocking. Our staffers are very uneasy,″ Sampson said.

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