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Klansman carrying a sign at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Creator:Peppler, Jim
Title:Klansman carrying a sign at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Montgomery, Alabama.
Date:1967 Dec. 10

The sign reads, "Will It Be Christ or Anti-Christ / Free Men Are Not Equal - Equal Men Are Not Free / Register Communists Not Firearms / Stop Foreign Aid / Don't Worry A Disarmed U.S. Will Protect You / I'm Fighting Poverty I Work for a Living." A pickup truck behind him is decorated with Klan banners and Confederate flags; behind the truck is a large cutout of a Klansman holding a cross while riding on the back of a rearing horse. A man holding a motion picture camera is filming on the left. This image was taken for (but not used in) an article and photo spread that appeared on pages 1 and 3 of The Southern Courier for December 16-17, 1967. The issue is available online (not on the ADAH website): http://www.southerncourier.org/low-res/Vol3_No51_1967_12_16.pdf

Local identification number: Q16666

Types:Black-and-white photographs | Negatives (photographs) | StillImage
Subjects:United Klans of America | United Klans of America--Press coverage | United Klans of America--Uniforms | Demonstrations--Alabama--Montgomery | White supremacy movements--Alabama--Montgomery | Alabama--Race relations | Signs and signboards--Alabama--Montgomery | Firearms--Law and legislation--United States | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | Communism--United States | United States--Politics and government--1963-1969 | Reporters and reporting--Alabama--Montgomery | Flags--Confederate States of America | Photographers--Alabama--Montgomery | United States, Alabama, Montgomery, 32.366805, -86.299969 | United States, Alabama, Montgomery County, 32.2202579, -86.2076143
Collection:Jim Peppler Southern Courier Photograph Collection
Institution:Alabama Department of Archives and History
Contributors:Alabama. Department of Archives and History
Original Material:

Peppler, James, Jim Peppler Southern Courier photograph collection, Box Notebook 3, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama.

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Persistent Link to Item:http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/ref/collection/peppler/id/6147