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1922: Abie's Irish Rose, a play about a racially mixed marriage is performed 2,532 times on Broadway—a record at the time.

1993: The Crying Game, a movie exploring themes of racial, sexual, and national identity, becomes a mainstream hit after initially being considered "artistically risky" and playing to small audiences.

1924: The Ku Klux Klan threatens black actor Paul Robeson's life for his portrayal of a white man married to a black woman in Eugene O'Neill's All God's Chillun Got Wings.

1996: There are more than one million racially mixed marriages in the United States.

1923: There are 33 reported lynchings in the United States; 29 of the victims are black men. In response to an increase in lynchings, activist Mary B. Talbert begins an anti-lynching crusade. By 1925 the number of lynchings drops to ten.

1998: Three white men in Jasper, Texas, face the death penalty after a racial hate crime in which they...

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