Klan Planning 'Banishment' of Reporter

Klan Planning 'Banishment' of Reporter

by: Saundra Ivey | publication date: December 9, 1980 | Publication: The Nashville Tennessean |

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. - The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan will institute banishment proceedings against Tennessean reporter Jerry Thompson, who infiltrated the racist group, Imperial Wizard Don Black announced here yesterday. Black termed the idea that Thompson could be in danger from the Klan "melodrama," but said the reporter will be asked to appear before a "jury" charged with determining whether he should be banished from the Klan.

This article focuses on the reaction of Klan leaders to reporter Jerry Thompson's extensive undercover assignment to infiltrate an Alabama Klan faction.

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