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End Klan Terror

ID Number: 28034
Maker: Carlos Callejo
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: 1981
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 63.5 cm x 44.5 cm; 25 in x 17 1/2 in
Main Subject: Racism; Police Brutality
Materials: Matte paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
End Klan Terror Support the United League of Mississippi He Wears White by Night... ... and blue by Day


Acquisition Number: 2008-102

Notes:
The United League of Mississippi, founded in the 1960's by Alfred "Skip" Robinson, uses grassroots mobilization and armed self-defense to challenge the Klan in local communities. The insignia for the KKK is named the MIOAK (MIOAK stands for: The Mystic Insignia Of A Klansman). Today it is most commonly known as the Blood Drop Cross. It is displayed as the patch seen on the robes of Klansmen. It is also a part of the Imperial Seal of the Klan.


Copyright Status:
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Exhibition Annotation:
In October 2006, the FBI warned of the potential consequences of white supremacist groups actively infiltrating local and state police agencies. The FBI report was prompted by a series of scandals involving law enforcement agencies across the country—one of which included a neo-Nazi gang formed by members of the LA County Sheriff’s Department who harassed black and brown communities. Another involved a Chicago police detective associated with the KKK who physically tortured about 120 black men to force confessions. Homeland Security issued an intelligence report that warned of the recruitment of military personnel and de-mobilized veterans into resurgent right-wing extremist and militant white supremacist groups. That report stated, “lone wolves and small terrorist cells embracing violent right-wing extremist ideology are the most dangerous homegrown terrorism threat in the United States.” These reports have established that a credible threat to domestic peace and security clearly exists due to the infiltration of violent white supremacists into America’s police departments. Due to the reactions of conservative politicians, little public attention has focused on this alarming problem. While this threat is ignored as a possible cause of murders by police, the death toll from the police actions on the street continues to mount daily in black, brown, and Native American communities. The United League of Mississippi, (UL) was founded in the 1960s by Alfred "Skip" Robinson to confront the Ku Klux Klan and the White Power System in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. In the 1970s and 80s, the UL had as many as 70,000 members. They used grassroots mobilization and armed self-defense to challenge the Klan in local communities, protest police brutality, and effectively boycott white-owned businesses that discriminated against African Americans. *See complete annotation in Note Pad.



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