Patsy Sims' "The Klan"

Patsy Sims' "The Klan"

Author: 
Patsy Sims

Patsy Sims recounts her experience going undercover and joining the life of the Ku Klux Klan.

Book Excerpt: 
"Two years and a book later, I know that all Klansmen are not alike. I have met hundreds and become antiquated with many. I now know that they are not all crude, tobacco-chewing-and-spitting rednecks who wear white socks, cuss, and drive pickups with CB radios and gun racks in their rear windows. They are not all mean men who'd shoot as quick as look at you. Some are s easily inflamed as the fiery cross. But even men I knew I would hate turned out to have some redeeming qualities. In short, Klansmen do not fit neatly into a single mold. And so this book is to introduce the reader not just to the Klan, but also to its people, beginning with the first man I met, gradually adding new faces, new personalities, new lives, and finally populating the diverse community that is the Klan. . ."
Year of Publication: 
Sun, 1978-01-01
Rights Information: 
Access to online material.
Book Publisher: 
University Press of Kentucky