The Klan's Last Stand

Type 
Newspaper Article
Year 
1965
Creator(s) 
Haynes Johnson (reporter)
Container 
Date 
Sun, 04/11/1965
Doc # 
5KKK01.01
Abstract 

In this article, the author reports about the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and their behavior of targeting moderates in order to perpetuate racism and the Christian faith. The author highlights a particular event in which a group of six white moderate leaders invited Brooks Hays, former Arkansas Congressman, to come to Bogalusa to speak on compliance with the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The KKK responded to the invitation by making threatening phone calls and sending messages to the six men. These threats convinced Bogalusa to hold off on the plan to host the event. 

Additional information 

Document Description: one-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder “KKK-List of Members, 1965 Critique, Gen. Literature”. 

Rights 
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