In the 1920's, the Ku Klux Klan operated a resort for Christian white supremacists called Kool Koast Kamp near Rockport, TX
. For just a dollar a day per family, they offered swimming and "big game fishing" in "deep blue surf," educational activities and "watermelon parties." All under the protection of a "fiery cross" and "an officer of the law, the same Christian sentiment." (Brochure pages 1
) [more inside]
Stetson Kennedy died yesterday at 94.
and writer was best known for infiltrating
the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan
, increasing public resistance
to the organization and helping lead to the revocation of their national charter
. Kennedy revealed details of the KKK to writers of the popular radio show "Superman,"
giving the Man of Steel a new postwar enemy
through 16 episodes
of the series "Superman vs. the Klan"
. [more inside]
Anthony Karen has photographed today's Klan
for LIFE magazine.
"It is against the fiber of God's Law
and against all of Christianity, that a company who makes religious worship cards, religious holiday cards and Christian greeting cards, would stoop to the lowly depths and ok the Homo Sexual wedding cards
. WILL NOT STAND IT!" [more inside]
- a photo and audio essay from Mother Jones magazine about a day in the life of a 58-year old seamstress who caters to the Ku Klux Klan.
Documentary photographs of the Ku Klux Klan, 1988-2002, by James Edward Bates.