Interview with William Simmons
QUESTION 34
INTERVIEWER:

OK, UM, GOING BACK TO THE POSITIONS OF THE CITIZENS' COUNCIL, UM, MANY PEOPLE HAVE THE, THE FALSE IMPRESSION THAT THE THAT THE KLAN IS, THE KU KLUX KLAN IS BASICALLY UH, RUNNING THINGS IN THE STATE OR IN THE SOUTH AT THIS PERIOD, THE DEEP SOUTH. NOW, WHAT, I WANT TO CLARIFY THIS, WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE, THE UH, CITIZENS' COUNCIL VERSUS THE KLAN, WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES, AND WHAT WAS THE POSITION OF THE CITIZENS' COUNCIL ON THE KU KLUX KLAN.

William Simmons:

There's absolutely no relationship between the Citizens' Council and the Ku Klux Klan.