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Disguised Klan Member (04:14)


The first organized hate group in America, the Ku Klux Klan, has survived for over a century. Stetson Kennedy infiltrates the KKK for twelve years and publishes two books about his experiences. Members dress in sheets and hoods to frighten neighbors.

Collusion with the Government (06:08)

Kennedy visits the FBI offices in Jacksonville, Miami, and Washington D.C., offering information about an arsenal near Atlanta. The Chairman of the House on American Activities Committee publicly states that the KKK is a patriotic organization. Reverend Alden Young claims he was part of an induction team that indoctrinated President Warren G. Harding.

Attraction of the Klan (02:53)

The KKK fluctuates its spiel but has remained distinctly anti-black. J.B. Stoner practices law after serving time for bombing a church.

Maintaining Cover (03:14)

Kennedy explains feeling dirty after telling fellow clansmen he was "bloodthirsty as hell." The Atlanta police department creates a hit squad to attack an informant. A man is beaten to death because he is active in the labor union.

Q/A: Atlanta Child Murders (04:32)

Kennedy describes how the modern Klan joined forces with skinheads and Nazis. The KKK is a manifestation of racism in the United States, not the cause. During the Civil War, the Confederate generals are in charge of a state's KKK.

Q/A: Trusting Former Members (05:10)

The KKK will always be terrorists. Children attend Klan meetings in increasing numbers. The government, the military, and the nation are involved in upholding racism.

Credits: Inside the Klan (00:42)

Credits: Inside the Klan

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In 1941 Stetson Kennedy, a native of Florida and an investigative journalist, infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan for 12 years. In this program from Tony Brown's Journal, Kennedy talks with Tony Brown about his reports and findings.

Length: 28 minutes

Item#: BVL167299

Copyright date: ©1990

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