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

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

Children in Robes of Hate...It Made Me Want To Cry

by: Jerry Thompson | publication date: December 15, 1980 | Publication: The Nashville Tennessean |

I was saddened every time I saw Klan children at a KKK function. In the flickering light of huge crosses in vacant fields there were always the beautiful, shining faces of small children - boys and girls - not yet in their teens; Klan children. They were being introduced to the Klan's racist doctrine of white supremacy. Each time I saw them I felt sorry for them.

In Thompson's final article about his time spent undercover as a member of the Ku Klux Klan, he enumerates the most disturbing and troubling experiences as a Klansman. 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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