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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

Local identification number: Q16666

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

Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage | Negatives (Photographic)
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 | Montgomery (Ala.) | Montgomery County (Ala.)
Collection:Jim Peppler Southern Courier Photograph Collection
Institution:Alabama Department of Archives and History
Contributors:Alabama. Dept. of Archives and History
Online Publisher:Montgomery, Ala. : Alabama Dept. of Archives and History | 2009
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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Forms part of the online collection: Jim Peppler Southern Courier Photograph Collection

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