A public lynching. Al Gore's father held a high position in the KKK.
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Nathan Bedford Forrest: slaver-trader, traitor, murderer of black POWs and first grand wizard of the KKK.
A black policeman protects a KKK member, as protesters were closing in on them in at a rally in Austin, Texas, 1983
honestly, the babies don't come out of there with the KKK hood on their heads....you have to show them how to hate.
If you don't know what the '64 Senate fillibuster against the Civil Rights Act was, it was when KKK Member and Democrat U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (who served in the U.S. Senate through 2010) and Al Gore, Sr. fillibustered against the Civil Rights Act.
Here is a Georgia State Trooper in riot gear at a KKK protest in a north Georgia city back in the 80s. The Trooper is black. Standing in front of him and touching his shield is a curious little boy dressed in a Klan hood and robe.
"On May 2, 1964 Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee were kidnapped and murdered by the KKK in Meadville, MS. Their bodies were found in July of that year during a search for civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney but no legal action was taken at that time. In 2004 Canadian filmmaker David Ridgen discovered a film clip of the bodies being recovered which led to the arrest and conviction of the murderer."
Buried on Page B1, alongside the hum-drum headline “KKK march calm,” a powerful image of race relations in the southern United States was nearly lost. In fact, it almost wasn’t published at all. And in the 20 years since, this emotionally complex photograph of a Klan-robed toddler playfully touching the riot shield of a bemused African-American state trooper has gone uncelebrated and largely unknown. (See Nobody is born a bigot . . .)