Interview with William Simmons
QUESTION 35
INTERVIEWER:

WELL WHAT WERE THE, YOU ALL, HOW DID YOU VIEW THE ACTIVITIES AS ONE HEARD ABOUT THE KLAN IN THAT PERIOD?

William Simmons:

The activities of the Ku Klux Klan generally were viewed by members of the Citizens' Councils as very detrimental to our cause. [overlap]Because of the violence and because of irresponsible actions. And because the Klan by and large played into the stereotype of the, of the Southerner that was uh portrayed in the North to create anti-southern sentiment.