D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Ku Klux Klan Rally Photographs
Memphis, Tennessee
(January 17, 1998)


D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, UNC Asheville 28804
Title Ku Klux Klan Rally, Memphis, Tennessee (January 17, 1998)
Creator Anti-Defamation League
Identifier http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/photo/ku_klux_klan/default_ku_klux_klan.htm
Subject Keyword Ku Klux Klan ; political rallies ; racism ; Grand Dragon Ku Klux Klan ; southern racism ; Confederate flag ; Memphis ; 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. These photographs are part of the Henry and Elaine Meyers Collection (M2008.15.08.12), and the originals can be found in the Meyers Collection.

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
Contributor n/a
Date Date original: 2008-01-17 ; Date digital: 2008-11-11
Type Collection ; Images
Format # 3x5 color prints
Source P2008.09.1
Language English
Relation These photographs are part of the Henry and Elaine Meyers Collection, which includes materials related to the Anti-Defamation League.
Coverage 1998 ; Memphis, TN
Rights Any display, publication or public use must credit D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Copyright retained by the authors of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Donor Donor number 338
Acquisition  2008-11-11
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


Item Description  
kuk001 Man standing at the rally. kuk001.jpg (153091 bytes)
kuk002 Female participant in rally being search by police. kuk002.jpg (201712 bytes)
kuk003 Ku Klux Klan march and police regulation. kuk003.jpg (212912 bytes)
kuk004 Banner the marchers carried before them. kuk004.jpg (190044 bytes)
kuk005 Supporters of the rally. kuk005.jpg (205956 bytes)
kuk006 Supporters of the rally. kuk006.jpg (165878 bytes)
kuk007 Man wearing various white-supremacist emblems. kuk007.jpg (172610 bytes)
kuk008 Protesters. kuk008.jpg (155289 bytes)
kuk009 Rally presentation. kuk009.jpg (196406 bytes)
kuk010 Police searching rally-goers. kuk010.jpg (158708 bytes)
kuk011 Police searching rally-goers. kuk011.jpg (165316 bytes)
kuk012 Rally-goer. kuk012.jpg (156258 bytes)
kuk013 Police searching rally-goers. kuk013.jpg (168687 bytes)
kuk014 Police searching a rally-goer. kuk014.jpg (145850 bytes)
kuk015 Police searching a rally-goer. kuk015.jpg (124144 bytes)
kuk016 Police searching a rally-goer. kuk016.jpg (155530 bytes)
kuk017 Protesters. kuk017.jpg (175506 bytes)
kuk018 Rally presentation. kuk018.jpg (207199 bytes)
kuk019 Rally presentation. kuk19.jpg (200757 bytes)
kuk020 Speaker in rally presentation. kuk020.jpg (193224 bytes)
kuk021 Speaker in rally presentation kuk021.jpg (193167 bytes)
kuk022 Police surrounding the rally march. kuk022.jpg (149751 bytes)
kuk023 Police surrounding and leading rally march. kuk023.jpg (196484 bytes)
kuk024 Protesters. kuk024.jpg (141103 bytes)
kuk025 EMS assisting a woman on the day of the rally. kuk025.jpg (192655 bytes)
kuk026 Protesters at the rally. kuk026.jpg (165118 bytes)
kuk027 Protesters at the rally. kuk027.jpg (213933 bytes)
kuk028 Rally presentation. kuk028.jpg (202411 bytes)

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