• Short Summary

    Hooded members of the Ku Klux Klan - the second society of this name, founded in 1915 to uphold "patriotism" and "pure Americanism" - met recently near Coushatta in Louisiana, despite a 30-year-old state law prohibiting such gatherings.

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    Hooded members of the Ku Klux Klan - the second society of this name, founded in 1915 to uphold "patriotism" and "pure Americanism" - met recently near Coushatta in Louisiana, despite a 30-year-old state law prohibiting such gatherings.

    Cameramen were permitted by Klan officials to film this meeting, occasioned by the issue of a charter to a new Klavern - or Klan chapter - in northwestern Louisiana. The hooded assembly conducted their "secret" ceremony by the light of blazing crosses.

    Red-robed Klan officers insisted that the organization has no political aims other than to maintain white supremacy in Louisiana". None of those at the gathering would identify themselves.

    R.E. Davis of Dallas, self-styled leader of the Klan, stated recently that there were five Klaverns operating in northern Louisiana. Davis was not at the filmed meeting.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB16B6NTKSXU1U8XN3H23ROSQM
    Media URN:
    VLVAB16B6NTKSXU1U8XN3H23ROSQM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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