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Civil Rights Activist Attempts to 'Bridge the Gap' in Harrison

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Aaron C. Williams speaks with militia members during a Bridge the Gap event in Harrison over the weekend.

Over Labor Day weekend, Aaron C. Williams, co-founder of the new Northwest Arkansas race reconciliation group, Bridge the Gap, traveled to Harrison to host a community cookout on the town square. In the days leading up to the event, Williams invited white nationalists from the region, including a local chapter of the KKK, to join him in finding common ground. A film crew from ABC Nightline was also on hand following Williams campaign for a segment scheduled for air Sept. 21.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for Ozarks at Large.
Kyle Kellams is KUAF's news director and host of Ozarks at Large.
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