In an open field at Zebulon, Georgia, on Saturday night (July 25), America's white racist Ku Klux Klan gathered in an open field to listen to emerging leader J.
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LV & SV Stoner speaks
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: STONER: I personally think, and as a candidate I think that if we closed the public schools down for awhile that communistic atheistic Supreme Court would back down.
KLANSMAN: Amen, brother.
KLANSMAN: Yeah, Yawl tell'em.
STONER: Then it might be that somebody here tonight doesn't understand me. I am against the enemies of the white race. I am against the enemies of America and those enemies are Jews and niggers. Jews and niggers are our enemies.
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Background: In an open field at Zebulon, Georgia, on Saturday night (July 25), America's white racist Ku Klux Klan gathered in an open field to listen to emerging leader J.B. Stoner. A Klansman himself, Mr. Stoner is a candidate for Governor of the state.
Mr. Stoner bills himself as a white supremacist and has brought the activities of the Klan out into the open after a lull of several years during which Klan members did most of their work underground.
Last week, Georgia's Governor Lester Maddox walked out of a political meeting attended by Klansman Stoner because he said Mr. Stoner's views are too extreme.
The Ku Klux Klan was originally founded after the U.S. Civil War to be the Chief instrument of the white underground resistance movement in the South against feared northern and Negro domination. The organisation's full name upon its founding in Nashville, Tennessee in 1867 was the "Invisible Empire of the South".
The present Klan takes its name from the older organisation, but has been known more for the violence of its activities than for political action. Since being re-founded in 1915 in Georgia, the Ku Klux Klan has expanded its enemies to include Jews, Roman Catholics and organised labour.
When this film was shot of Saturday night, Mr. Stoner expressed his views again, and a Klansman tried to interfere with the filming.
Mr Stoner addressed the rally; which had a revivalist flavour as Klansmen called back to him: