[Ku Klux Klan]
Original Airdate: 3/28/1991
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Carmen Fields reports on the history and present activities of the Ku Klux Klan. Fields notes that recent statistics show an increase in hate crimes. She adds that membership in the Ku Klux Klan has increased. Fields' report includes footage from Eyes on the Prize of an interview with Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, footage of Ku Klux Klan ceremonies and graphic shots of lynching victims. Fields talks about murders and lynchings by the Klan. She reports that the Ku Klux Klan turned out in large numbers to stop a march honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. (American civil rights leader) in Forsythe County, Georgia. Fields' report includes footage of the march in Forsythe County. Fields notes that David Duke (Louisiana state representative) is a former Ku Klux Klan member who has founded a new white advocacy group. Fields' report is accompanied by footage of Duke in the studios of WHDH radio and by footage from A Walk Through the Twentieth Century with Bill Moyers. Fields' report includes footage of Sterling Brown (poet) reading a poem about a lynching.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African Americans - History
White supremacy movements
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Ku Klux Klan
Type : Genre
News - Television
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