Ku Klux Klan Rally
|Title||Ku Klux Klan Rally, Memphis, Tennessee (January 17, 1998)|
|Subject Keyword||Ku Klux Klan ; political rallies ; racism ; Grand Dragon Ku Klux Klan ; southern racism ; Confederate flag ; Memphis ; Anti Defamation League ;|
Klan (1998) -- History
Ku Klux Klan -- rally -- political rallies
Social history and conditions -- racism -- southern racism
Memphis (T.N.) -- social problems
Social reform -- Anti Defamation League
|Description||Photographs of a Ku Klux Klan rally in
Memphis Tennessee on January 17, 1998. Photographs were taken as
part of the Jewish Anti Defamation League monitoring of the event.
On January 17, 1998 the Ku Klux Klan held a rally in Memphis, Tennessee. They were protesting the national holiday commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and claimed there should also be a holiday commemorating Robert E. Lee, a Confederate general in the Civil War. In response to the Klanís rally, there was a counter-protest which began peacefully but quickly became violent. Police used tear gas to disperse the crowd and the Klan members leading the rally were evacuated.
|Publisher||D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville, 28804|
|Date||Date original: 2008-01-17 ; Date digital: 2008-11-11|
|Type||Collection ; Images|
|Format||# 3x5 color prints|
Edgar M. Lyda Collection, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville.
E. M. Ball Photographic Collection, Southern Poverty Law Center, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville.
A City Strives to Balance Its Role in King Legacy - New York Times. 19 January 1998. The New York Times. 18 November 2008.
Anti-immigrant sentiments fuel Ku Klux Klan resurgence. 9 February 2007. LexisNexis Academic. The Christian Science Monitor. 18 November 2008.
ADL: KKK on the rise. 8 February 2007. LexisNexis Academic. Jerusalem Post. 18 November 2008.
Bill the Klan! 26 January 1998. News & Opinion: Memphis Flyer. 18 November 2008.
|Coverage||1998 ; Memphis, TN|
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|Donor||Donor number 338|
|Citation||Ku Klux Klan, Memphis Tennessee (January 17, 1998), D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804|
|Processed by||Special Collections staff, 2008|