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A Hard Look: Read the Profiles of Don Black and Stormfront

As part of our ongoing campaign to mark the 20th anniversary of Stormfront, the Internet’s first hate site, the Southern Poverty Law Center is today releasing updated profiles on Stormfront and Don Black, the site’s founder. To read our full profile on Black and Stormfront, see below. Be sure to watch our short video explaining Stormfront and see our extensive interactive timeline mapping the site’s development over the past twenty years. Check back with Hatewatch in the coming weeks for more Stormfront-related content.

Profile: Don Black – Stormfront founder

A former Klan state leader and long-time white supremacist, Don Black is best known for creating, the first major Internet hate site. While the site remains popular in racist circles today, Black came under criticism in 2008 from other white supremacists for toning down its offensive content and for the claimed renunciation of racism made by his wife, Chloe Black, to a reporter.

To read the full profile, click here.

Profile: Stormfront – The Internet’s first hate site

Created by former Alabama Klan boss and long-time white supremacist Don Black in 1995, Stormfront was the first major hate site on the Internet. Claiming more than 130,000 registered members (though far fewer remain active), the site has been a very popular online forum for white nationalists and other racial extremists.

To read the full profile, click here.

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