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    THE FIERY CROSS OF THE KU-KLUX-KLAN BURNED AGAIN THE GEORGIA MOONLIGHT ON SATURDAY NIGHT. IT?

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    TRANSCRIPT: "THEY MEAN THE ANNIHILATION OF EVERY WHITE PERSON HERE... IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME LOOK AT THE NEWSPAPERS. LAST WEEK, WHAT DID THE PEOPLE'S REPRESENTATIVE IN THE UNITED NATIONS, MR. ADLAI STEVENSON, DO? HE VOTED TO DISARM THE WHITE MAN IN SOUTH AFRICA. MOHAMMED BEN BELLA, THE BROWN MOSLEM LEADER IN ALGERIA, AND THE REST OF THE BLACK CANNIBALS IN NORTHERN AFRICA, CLAIM THEY'RE TO INVADE SOUTH AFRICA. NOW SOUTH AFRICA IS A WHITE MAN'S COUNTRY -THEY'RE FARMERS, SETTLERS, WHITE PEOPLE THERE. THEY BUILT A GREAT CIVILIZATION. IF YOU THINK THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT REALLY JUST WANTS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR NEGROES AND WHITE MEN, THINK ABOUT IT. YOU THINK THE WHOLE STRUGGLE IS FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AN EQUAL SCHOOLS. THE NEGROES HAVE SCHOOLS AT LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. THE SCHOOLS OF NEGROES WHERE THE NEGROES GO TO CENTRAL HIGH COST-A-MILLION DOLLARS TO BUILD. THEY MEAN THE ANNIHILATION OF OUR PEOPLE - TO BUILD. THEY MEAN THE ANNIHILATION OF OUR PEOPLE - THEY INTEND TO ANNIHILATE THE WHITE MA N - THERE IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION FOR THE WHITE MAN, AND THAT IS FOR US TO ORGANISE,"



    "... FOR THIS WONDERFUL MEETING OF PEOPLE CONSCIENCE-MAKING. WE THANK THEE FOR THESE ROYAL ... AND FOR THE PEOPLE WHO COME SO FAR. GOD BLESS THEM BE WITH THEM TONIGHT, LORD, AS THEY JOURNEY THROUGH THE STREETS. LET THEM GO ... WHERE THE SPIRIT WAITS. LET AMERICANS FOLLOW THE HOLY LIGHT ... IF WE MUST RIDE ALL NIGHT. GOD BLESS THIS GREAT AUDIENCE OF PEOPLE, BLESS THEM LORD AS THEY JOURNEY FROM HERE. WATCH OVER AND KEEP THEM SAFELY ... AMEN."




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    Background: THE FIERY CROSS OF THE KU-KLUX-KLAN BURNED AGAIN THE GEORGIA MOONLIGHT ON SATURDAY NIGHT. IT MARKED THE KLAN'S NATIONAL RALLY HELD IN THE SHADOW OF THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT ON STONE MOUNTAIN, 12 MILES FROM ATLANTA, IN AMERICA'S DEEP SOUTH.

    IT WAS THEIR ANSWER TO LAST WEEK'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON BY 200,000 NEGROES AND WHITES. THE RALLY WAS SMALLER THAN PREVIOUS YEARS AND OBSERVERS REPORTED CROWD REACTION TO SPEECHES AS "NOT VERY STRONG."
    THERE WERE ABOUT 80 ROBED KLANSMEN AND AN ESTIMATED 2,000 SPECTATORS. SPEAKERS DENOUNCED "COMMUNISM, SOCIALISM AND NIGGERISM". WHILE THE 30-FOOT HIGH CROSS BURNED ITSELF OUT, THE KLANSMEN MARCHED AROUND IT EXECUTING LEFT-HANDED HITLER-STYLED SALUTES.

    THE STATE OF GEORGIA REFUSED PERMISSION TO THE KLAN TO MEET ON STATE-OWNED PROPERTY. IT TOOK PLACE ON A FIELD OWNED JAMES VENABLE, AN ALABAMA LAWYER. HE TOLD THE AUDIENCE: "THE KLAN IS THE GREATEST ORGANISATION ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH. IT IS THE BULWARK OF THE CAUCASIAN RACE -- THE WHITE RACE."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1O7K3SLIF6TQ278EB1OWI54YI
    Media URN:
    VLVA1O7K3SLIF6TQ278EB1OWI54YI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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