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Congressman Edwin Willis on KKK Hearings and Legislation

KLFY Channel 10 Lafayette



Genre: News

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Southwest Region, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: July 1966

Duration: 00:01:37

Subjects: Ku Klux Klan (KKK) | Willis, Edwin Edward, 1904-1972


Congressman Edwin E. Willis reporting from Washington on 36 days of hearings on the Klan. Congressman Willis states that there has never been so much information on the Klan in public record detailing its organization, strength and activities. He mentions his bill designed to punish and eliminate Klan-type terrorism. Congressman Willis emphasizes that it's not a civil right bill, but an an anti-terror bill. He states that it is not a special interest bill, but a bill designed to protect all Americans.