Periodically, I would send him a newspaper clipping of Klansmen getting convicted of some horrible crime or repenting. I was hoping he might read the stories and a light would turn on and he would retell the events that led to the bombing. I even sent him Diane McWhorter's book.
Thomas E. Blanton Jr., the last of three one-time klansmen'>Ku Klux Klansmen convicted of a 1963 Alabama church bombing that killed four black girls, has died. Carolyn McKinstry, who was 14 then and survived, shared her experience with @CapehartJ :
When I see Donald Trump praising Klansmen and Nazis marching in the streets of America, and when I see children torn from the arms of their mothers, I am reminded of these words by Reverend Martin Niemoller. We cannot allow this president to pick us off one group at a time.
We have a president who actively demonizes racial and religious minorities, who coddles Nazis and Klansmen, and who wields white supremacy as a political weapon.
This is Patricia Gaines, whose father, a liberal minister, was driven out of Selma in 1961 by Klansmen on horseback. She went back to Selma for the first time today to drive black voters to the polls.
Alinsky once urged leftists to dress up as Klansmen and go to GOP events and cheer wildly. The media, he said, would jump at the chance to publicize the fake smear. Does all of this sound a little bit familiar?