Extracts

Name Author
Early Rebellion Against the Academy
Sam Bowers, former Imperial Wizard of the KKK, on Predestination
Sam Bowers, former Imperial Wizard of the KKK -His Baptism
The Anti-Civil Rights Movement
...it is not a war of the 60's as such, but a history-long war for good and evil.
heresy must be eliminated
...I will never condemn heresy again from the standpoint of rage, but from orthodoxy.
1966: White Condemnation of Klan Violence
1967: Prosecuting Klan Murders
I'm a strong believer in the social order...
one of the white, I'd say, establishment leaders
The American Seminary
Sit-In at Cross Keys restaurant
...our suffering would be redemption.
...a faulty premise.
'I'll string him up, get it over with now.' Well that really shook me.
...now I feel that politics and government in our business...
I believe that one day if we stand up, Mississippi will be a part of America.
We have hung out, hid and cried for those lives who've died./Died for you and died for me./Died for the cause of equality./But we'll never turn back.
...that's why I know some of the people here, white, don't know anything about the Constitution of Mississippi.
'Lord, won't you come by here?'
I used to try to figure out what some of the songs meant, because when I got older I never saw these songs in no book... 'I'm gonna land on the shore...'
And that’s why I know some of the people here, white, don’t know anything about the constitution of Mississippi.
One was that we should stay in school and continue our education. Two, we should stay out of trouble. And three, we should place Christ first in our lives. And, basically, that’s what I live by.
...I was gonna leave, become a lawyer, come back to Alabama and destroy everything segregated I could find.
...the very first civil rights case that I handled in this city–and everybody know about Ms. Parks, and everybody know about Dr. King and some others, but very few people know about Claudette Colvin.
...I don’t know whether Ms. Carr realizes, but her case really started something...
...the infamous Tuskegee study discovery... The whole purpose [of the study] was to observe the effect of untreated syphilis in the Negro male. Even after penicillin became available, they still did it.
I thought [religion] was the white, black folks' struggle for their dignity and as an outlet for their emotion. White folks using it to reaffirm their plantation ownership, so I did not see the, see the virtue in religion.
I didn’t go back with any civil rights ambition. I went back, really, to, to share Christ.