Incidents flared up in Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee, where a woman's dormitory at Negro Fisk University was evacuated early this morning after a bomb threat.
SOF BEGINS: "Today sitting around this table...."
SOF ENDS: "...I know you will do it."
2 SHOTS -- Exterior - Hotel
LS - Conference table
NS - K.K.K. Members
SEVERAL CU'S - Members
2 MS'S - Same
SOF -- OPENS: "Today, sitting around this table..."
ENDS:"....I know you sill do it."
MS - Grand Dragon (CQ)
CU - Clansmen (Clansmen -CQ)
CU - Another Clansmen, waving areas
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Background: Incidents flared up in Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee, where a woman's dormitory at Negro Fisk University was evacuated early this morning after a bomb threat.
As the incidents spread, the Klu Klux Klan suddenly came into the picture over the week-end. The occasion was what was billed as an all-south Klan policy meeting in Atlanta.
The scene, ironically, was Atlanta's Henry Grady Hotel...named after the Georgia journalist who opposed the night-riding Klan during his lifetime. According to Klan spokesman, Klaverns (CQ) from seventeen (17) states were represented in the gathering around a conference table...including delegates from Illinois, Ohil, Michigan and California. The Purpose of this meeting, as advertised, was to determine a new policy to re-vitalize the Klan in the face of the possibility of integration. The first speaker was the Imperial Wizard, H. J. Jones....
Other speakers hammered passionately at the theme that the South never will accept de-segregation ... and will fight in every way possible. Finally, the representatives present agreed to re-form a National Klan under a single charter.