A typical Klan rally: Halifax County, November, 1964. This one drew almost a thousand hooded, sheeted figures. As we went along, other Klan rallies brought in national KKK leaders and sometimes numbered several thousand. There were armed Klan motorcades, shootings, burnings. The FBI was no help; indeed, it was an enemy. In Enfield, Klan dues were collected in the local police station and, across the region, many "lawmen" were Klansmen. We kept right on going -- dead ahead -- and, as we were increasingly successful, we eventually forced the Klan and comparable groups out of the Black Belt.
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