Ku Klux Klan Rally Photographs
|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 ;|
|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|
|Date||Date original: 2008-01-17 ; Date digital: 2008-11-11|
|Type||Collection ; Images|
|Format||# 3x5 color prints|
|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|
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|
|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|