Reports of Investigators on Meetings of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Ku Klux Klan

From: Florida Legislative Investigation Committee, Records, 1954-1965, Series S 1486

Reports of Investigators on Meetings of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Ku Klux Klan

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the public address system, if the Grand Titan had any announcements to make regarding future meetings. This brought no response, after the second such request.

Meeting then broke up. During the meeting, [redacted] woman companion sold KKK flags at .75 each, and Confederate flags at .50 each, which she has done at all rallies also in St. Augustine.

Before meeting in conversation with unknown man, to whom I did not identify myself, he said "we had a better meeting place for our rally." I asked where and he said "in Union County." Somebody came up and began conversation with him before I could find out when and where meeting had been held.

Before rally, it was announced that some cars were parked on private property of woman who lived next to rally site, and asked that they be moved. Also was announced that FHP had said all cars parked on highway right of way would be ticketed. Numerous cars then moved to parking areas, including mine.

On way out of parking area, tried to get as many license plates as possible, but got only four which were : [redacted] [redacted] [redacted] and [redacted]

Did not get a chance to ask [redacted] why he did not speak.

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During rally it was announced that Klan membership applications were available at the table behind the speaker's platform. Kept eye on table, saw about 15 application blanks being assembled as meeting ended. Reference also made to States [Rights] Party, and fact that petitions would be available at the table. Not too many people apparently signed, as traffic was slight around the table.


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