infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan

I Was Living Double Life, But Was I the Only One?
Jerry Thompson
In the second to last installment of his series, Thompson reflects of the rivalry between Klan factions, as he spots a member of a rival Klan group at a rally of Don Black's Knights of the KKK. Thompson's entire "My Life with the Klan" series was reprinted by The Tennessean as a separate book with the same title.
The Warning Was Clear: No Mercy for Spies
Jerry Thompson
In the seventh installment of his series, Thompson reflects on the Klan's attitudes and policies towards outsiders, especially regarding spies, a term that certainly applies to his undercover assignment for The Tennessean. Thompson's entire "My Life with the Klan" series was reprinted by The Tennessean as a separate book with the same title.
"President Carter Saw Red...And Then He Called Me a Coward"
Jerry Thompson
In this article, Thompson describes picketing at President Jimmy Carter's Labor Day speech with other Klan members in Tuscumbia, Alabama. The president acknowledged their presence and spoke out against their organization. Thompson's entire "My Life with the Klan" series was reprinted by The Tennessean as a separate book with the same title.
Klan "Naturalization" Baptism...A "Silly, Stupid" Ceremony
Jerry Thompson
In the fifth article in his series, reporter Jerry Thompson describes in detail the Klan's baptismal ritual as part of his "naturalization" into the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Thompson's entire "My Life with the Klan" series was reprinted by The Tennessean as a separate book with the same title.
Klan "Naturalization" a Long, Scary Wait
Jerry Thompson
In this fourth installment of Thompson's series about his year spent as an Alabama Klansman he describes the stressful postponement of his "naturalization" ceremony. Thompson feared it a signal of the Klan's suspicion towards his true identity. Thompson's entire "My Life with the Klan" series was reprinted by The Tennessean as a separate book with the same title.
Reporter Finds KKK a Growing Danger
Jerry Thompson
The first installment of Thompson's undercover series reporting on his year spent as an active Ku Klux Klan member. He reveals the scope of his involvement with the Klan and explains why a militant and armed Klan poses a real danger to communities across the country. Thompson's entire "My Life with the Klan" series was reprinted by The Tennessean as a separate book with the same title.
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