• Short Summary

    A COMMUNITY FOR WHITES ONLY - AND RIGHT IN THE HEART OF AMERICA'S RACIAL-TROUBLED DEEP SOUTH.

  • Description

    A COMMUNITY FOR WHITES ONLY - AND RIGHT IN THE HEART OF AMERICA'S RACIAL-TROUBLED DEEP SOUTH. THAT'S THE IDEA BEING LOOKED INTO BY THE ANTI-NEGRO KU KLUX KLAN MOVEMENT.

    THE PLAN GOT THE SUPPORT OF A KLAN RALLY IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA, ON SUNDAY. IT ALSO GOT THE SUPPORT OF TWO NEGROES WHO ATTENDED THE RALLY, BOTH BEING MEMBERS OF THE ANTI-WHITE BLACK MUSLIM SECT.

    THE TWO NEGROES WERE MADE MORE THAN WELCOME. IN FACT, A KLAN LEADER SAID OF ONE OF THEM: "I'VE MORE RESPECT FOR HIM THAN I HAVE FOR THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA. BETTER A NEGRO THAN A SCALLYWAG WHITE INTEGRATIONIST".

    THE LEADER, BOBBY SHELTON, WHO GOES UNDER THE TITLE OF IMPERIAL WIZARD, THEN WENT ON TO SPEAK ON HIS IDEA. IT WOULD BEGIN AS AN EXPERIMENT, HE SAID AND THEN HE WAS SURE IT WOULD SPREAD.

    TO GET ROUND FEDERAL LAW, THE KLAN WOULD BUY 60 ACRES (24 HECTARES) OF LAND TO BUILD THE ALL-WHITE COMMUNITY. "IT WILL HAVE HOMES, SHOPS, SCHOOLS, CHURCHES - AND NO NEGROES", HE SAID. HE CLAIMED IT WOULD BE FREE FROM GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE.

    ALSO AT THE RALLY WERE KLANS WOMEN, BELIEVED TO BE THE FIRST TIME THEY WERE ALLOWED TO ATTEND A KLAN MEETING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1TEL4WTLX4G7SB98TGMUH0TRW
    Media URN:
    VLVA1TEL4WTLX4G7SB98TGMUH0TRW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:11:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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