The Ku Klux Klan: A History of Racism and Violence

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DIANE Publishing, 1998 - Racism - 64 pages

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Page 10 - Court, that the people of African descent cannot be considered as citizens of the United States, and that there can in no event nor under any circumstances be any equality between the white and other Races.5 Radical leaders in Louisiana desperately sought a way to preserve both their own political future and the Negroes
Page 13 - Finally, granting all their mistakes, the radical governments were by far the most democratic the South had ever known. They were the only governments in southern history to extend to Negroes complete civil and political equality, and to try to protect them in the enjoyment of the rights they were granted. The overthrow of these governments was hardly a victory for political democracy, for the conservatives who "redeemed" the South tried to relegate poor men, Negro and white, once more to political...
Page 18 - Certain newspapers also aided us by inducing Congress to investigate us. The result was that Congress gave us the best advertising we ever got. Congress made us.
Page 21 - It is like writing history with lightning. My only regret is that it is all so terribly true.
Page 34 - Collin sued, and the case went all the way to the US Supreme Court, which upheld the lower court's ruling that the Nazis must be allowed to march.
Page 38 - If a black man can get away with killing a white man, we ought to be able to get away with killing a black man.
Page 16 - Now let the Niggers, Catholics, Jews, and all others who disdain my imperial wizardry, come on," he said. The Jews, Mrs. Tyler told newspapermen during a shopping trip in New York, were upset because they know that the Klan "teaches the wisdom of spending American money with American men.
Page 39 - KLAN and Knowles chased him, caught him, hit him with a tree limb more than a hundred times, and when he was no longer moving, wrapped the rope around his neck. Henry Hays shoved his boot in Michael's face and pulled on the rope. For good measure, they cut his throat. Around the time Mrs. Donald was having her prescient nightmare, Henry Hays and Knowles returned to the party at Bennie Hays...
Page 38 - Klan." For Bennie Hays, the 25 policemen gathering around Michael Donald's body represented the happy conclusion to an extremely unhappy development. That week, a jury had been struggling to reach a verdict in the case of a black man accused of murdering a white policeman.
Page 45 - There should be no doubt that all means short of armed conflict have been exhausted.

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