COLLIE WILKINS ON TRIAL FOR KILLING - 1965 Wearing a 10-gallon hat Alabama Klansman Collie Wilkins is pursued by reporters both before and after his day in court on charges of killing civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo.
Date: October 21, 1965 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:29:00, No Audio
KLANSMAN COLLIE WILKINS ACQUITTED - 1965 Alabama Klansman Collie Wilkins is mobbed by reporters as he leaves the courthouse after his acquittal in the murder of civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo. Cut to Wilkins defense attorney discussing the case and its fairness although news media at the time pointed out the decision was made by a jury of 12 white men including four challenged by Attorney General Richmond Flowers for racial prejudice.
Date: October 22, 1965 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:34:00, With Audio
COLLIE WILKINS ON TRIAL FOR KILLING - 1965 - 1 During the murder trial of civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo Alabama Klansman Collie Wilkins beats a hasty reatreat from reporters after a day in court. Jurors in the trial leave the courthouse slowly also hoping to avoid the media.
STATISTICS ON MISSISSIPPI KLAN CRIMES - 1965 Laurel, Mississippi Mayor Henry Bucklew blames the Klan for a wave of violence listing out the number of shootings, beatings, bombings and church burnings in just the last 16 months linked directly to KKK activities.
Date: October 18, 1965 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:39:00, With Audio
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.
KKK GRAND DRAGON ROBERT CREEL - 1965 Alabama KKK grand dragon Robert Creel talks to an unseen person while he receives a haircut from a black barber. Creel denies the Klan even exists, criticizes Alabama Attorney General Richmond Flowers for his investigation into Klan activities and tries to deflect the attention to communism.
Date: October 18, 1965 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:36:00, With Audio
ATTORNEY GENERAL FLOWERS REJECTS JURORS - 1965 Alabama Klansman Collie Wilkins leaves the courthouse where he will be tried for the murder of civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo. Cut to Attorney General Richmond Flowers telling reporters he rejected potential jurors for Wilkins trial because of racial prejudice.
Date: October 19, 1965 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:23:00, With Audio
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