Fbi covert Operations and Suppression of Ku Klux Klan Violence, 1964-1971


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162 Cunningham, 144. See also, idem, 129-132.

163 Moore to Sullivan, May 28, 1970 (Birmingham File) (quote); Director, to Birmingham June 1, 1970, Birmingham to Director, Sept. 2 and 29, 1970. One researcher has determined that the content of Shelton’s speeches during this period became less racist, more anticommunist, and more critical of violence. Moore, “A Sheet and a Cross,” 238-257.

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165 Report, Director, FBI to Attorney General, December 19, 1967, KU KLUX KLAN INVESTIGATIONS FBI ACCOMPLISHMENTS. Reprinted in Church, Hearings, Vol 6, 523; Baumgardner to Sullivan, 10/11/66; New Orleans to Director, 1/17/67, 1/30/67, 2/6/67, 3/16/67, 4/10/67, 7/1/67, 9/25/67, 1/2/68, 1/7/68, 3/28/68. 4/7/69, 10/8/69, 1/4/70, 7/8/70, 9/30/70, 21/31/70, 3/29/71; Director to New Orleans, 1/19/67; Newton KKK Encyclopedia, 263; HUAC, Present-Day KKK, 31-32; William Sullivan with Bill Brown, The Bureau: My Thirty Years in Hoover’s FBI, (New York: Norton, 1979), 130. Logtime Schwartz Klavern leader W.J. Kidd became Louisiana’s Grand Dragon sometime in 1969 and retained that office until 1978. Fiery Cross, Vol 16, Special Edition, 1978.

166 New Orleans to Director, 4/26/67; Newton, KKK Encyclopedia, 85, 561, 577; Jack Nelson, Terror in the Night: The Klan's Campaign Against the Jews, (New York, 1993), 93. For context, see Bill Bankston, “Blasts Hit Homes of Bussie, Negro,” Baton Rouge State Times, 19 July 1967, 1; Alan Draper, Conflict of Interests: Organized Labor and the Civil Rights Movement in the South, 1954-1968, (Ithica, 1994), 105.
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