|I Was a Violent Klansman Who Deserved to Die|
Yet at the height of my segregationist fervor, God showed me mercy.
I came of age in the early 1960s, when America was entering a period of political, social, and cultural upheaval. Mobile, Alabama, where I was raised, had been segregated since its founding in 1702. In 1963, reacting to the federally mandated desegregation of Alabama’s public schools, Gov. George Wallace uttered his infamous pledge of “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” Many white Alabamians, including me, were fearful and angry. White society was in turmoil ...
Friday, September 13, 2019
I Was a Violent Klansman Who Deserved to Die