KLAN INITIATION RITE Behind the scenes footage from an apparent Klan initiation. CU of the elaborately dressed leader whose costume includes a death's head mask and a royal crown. He ceremoniously touches the shoulders of someone in a white sheet. WS shows group of white-sheeted men sitting in a circle. They rise in unison and bow. Two night shots with hooded men, one shot with a burning cross. Also, a grisly still of a triple lynching.
KLAN MEMBERS BURN CROSS Images from a Klan rally. As a cross burns in the night, a white-hooded Klan member walks by holding a flaming torch. Panning shot shows group of sheet-wearing racists. In one chilling shot, an evil looking Klansman dangles a doll effigy of an African American baby from a string.
KLANSMEN MAKE CIRCLE, BURN CROSS Unusual step-by-step coverage shows white racists at a KKK cross burning. Men in white hoods and robes line up. Good CUs of faces. Various shots show them lighting torches in a fire and standing in a big circle, flames puncuating the night. A giant cross goes up in flames. After the cross ignites the racists toss their torches into the middle of the circle.
RACISTS GIVE DOLLARS TO KLAN 7The Klan holds a fundraiser at night attended by men in white sheets and other white men, women and at least one child in civilian clothing. CU of a leader in a black hood and robe gesturing as he asks for donations. Various shots of attendees walking up to speaker and handing over cash. CU of a fist holding paper money. A man counts the haul at a table.
FUNERAL PROCESSION FOR VERNON DAHMER - 1966 Mourners march through the streets of Hattiesburg, MS during a funeral procession for black community leader and civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer who was killed by Klan members after they fire bombed his house the night of January 10, 1966.
1960S MONTAGE - THE FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS A montage of images highlight the turbulence and massive social changes of the 1960s as U.S. citizens began to fight for civil rights and justice including scenes from 1960s ghettos, police beating black and white citizens during demonstrations and robed Ku Klux Klan members and Martin Luther King Jr. and fellow activists marching for opposing causes.
Date: 1960s - COLOR Source: Video: 3/4" Length: 00:00:19:00, No Audio
MARTIN LUTHER KING REMEMBERED Thousands of people gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC to watch and listen to a playback of Martin Luther King's 1963 "I Have A Dream" speech. A still family photo of Martin Luther with his wife and four children. Martin Luther King III speaks to reporters briefly about race relation. Vintage black and white race related images showing a color divided drinking fountain and the Klu Klux Klan. A granite marker placed at the Lincoln memorial commemorating King's speech.
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Date: August 23, 2003 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:09:00, With Audio
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