I-"My Life With The Klan" - Jerry Thompson - Nashville Tennessean

I-"My Life With The Klan" - Jerry Thompson - Nashville Tennessean

Reporter Finds KKK a Growing Danger

by: Jerry Thompson | publication date: December 1, 1980 | Publication: The Nashville Tennessean |

I have fired Klan crosses, collected contributions at Klan roadblocks, marched in Klan street demonstrations and helped disrupt order at a public meeting with shouts in a Klan chorus. I have attended KKK den meetings where men armed with pistols and automatic rifles mouthed their routine racist rhetoric: "The niggers and the Jews are running the country."

The first installment of Thompson's undercover series reporting on his year spent as an active Ku Klux Klan member. He reveals the scope of his involvement with the Klan and explains why a militant and armed Klan poses a real danger to communities across the country. Thompson's entire "My Life with the Klan" series was reprinted by The Tennessean as a separate book with the same title.

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