A Mississippi Mayor Fights the Klan

Type 
Newspaper Article
Year 
1966
Creator(s) 
Date 
Thu, 01/27/1966
Doc # 
5KKK02.01
Abstract 

In this article, the author describes Laurel, Mississippi Mayor William Henry Bucklew’s attempt to curtail Ku Klux Klan (KKK) violence. The author describes Bucklew’s decision to go against the KKK as courageous, as between 50 and 100 members of the KKK resided in Laurel, including Imperial Wizard, Sam Bowers. Bucklew delivered a speech on the culture of fear in Laurel, and the common, undisclosed feeling that the KKK’s behavior is unacceptable. The author explains that this speech and Bucklew’s stance may be more politically driven than personally driven.

Additional information 

Document Description: two-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder “KKK Notes 1960-1967”; Notations: highlighted.

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