In Klan propaganda and its 1916 rule book, Simmons said that only “good Christian white people” who believe in racial purity and Protestant morality would save the country from destruction.Read more
James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, all in their 20s, were members of the Congress of Racial Equality (Core) and had been working on the 1964 Freedom Summer campaign to register black voters in the southern state.
The men were detained by police before being ambushed and shot by Klansmen who were tipped off about their release.Read more
“Maybe I’m ignorant, but I didn’t realise that they still met and organised and did that kind of thing,” said Michele Lange, a church volunteer.Read more
According to the Charleston Gazette, several other videos containing racist and offensive material were also found on the officer’s computer.Read more