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CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 27, 1982
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(Studio) Reverse racism said being chgd. in 5.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

(Darien, Georgia) Black crowd attempting to break up peaceful demonstration shown. Police said siding with crowd. [Freddie SHAW - says town not big enough for people trying to do wrong.] Object of attack identification as Ku Klux Klan, said claiming to represent oppressed whites. [Invisible Empire of KKK Bill WILKINSON - denies being chgd. with starting violence.] [New Order of KKK, Ed FIELDS - cites three-yr. record of nonviolence.] [Klan MEMBER - promises to fight against whites being run out of country.] New Klan identification as 5 separate orgs. in Georgia, Alabama, and LA, with network in 29 states. November, 1979 scenes of Greensboro, North Carolina, incident shown. May, 1979, Decatur, Alabama, scenes shown. Klan presence said thought to incite violence. [Klan MBR. - says Georgia Bureau of Investigation would not police black rally for Martin Luther King, Junior] [Director Georgia Bureau of Investigation Phil PETERS - says speeches contradict stated purpose of new KKK.] [Klan MBR. - speaks of "heathen, ape niggers."] [PETERS - says rhetoric contradicts stated goals of KKK.] [WILKINSON - says leaders can't control all mbrs.] Cross burning shown. New Ku Klux Klan said for political action against affirmative action and integration. [Klanwatch Randall WILLIAMS - says increased publicity for new Klan is part of the plan.] Klan's request for help from ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) noted.
REPORTER: Steven Wyatt

Spencer, Susan;
Wyatt, Steven

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