• Short Summary

    Incidents flared up in Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee, where a woman's dormitory at Negro Fisk University was evacuated early this morning after a bomb threat.

  • Description

    Incidents flared up in Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee, where a woman's dormitory at Negro Fisk University was evacuated early this morning after a bomb threat.

    As the incidents spread, the Klu Klux Klan suddenly came into the picture over the week-end. The occasion was what was billed as an all-south Klan policy meeting in Atlanta.

    The scene, ironically, was Atlanta's Henry Grady Hotel...named after the Georgia journalist who opposed the night-riding Klan during his lifetime. According to Klan spokesman, Klaverns (CQ) from seventeen (17) states were represented in the gathering around a conference table...including delegates from Illinois, Ohil, Michigan and California. The Purpose of this meeting, as advertised, was to determine a new policy to re-vitalize the Klan in the face of the possibility of integration. The first speaker was the Imperial Wizard, H. J. Jones....
    Other speakers hammered passionately at the theme that the South never will accept de-segregation ... and will fight in every way possible. Finally, the representatives present agreed to re-form a National Klan under a single charter.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5OKZN3NSU4TYYZ4FDV4BK68OA
    Media URN:
    VLVA5OKZN3NSU4TYYZ4FDV4BK68OA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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