AGAINST THE KLAN Gives Glimpses Into 1960s News Media, the Klan and Racism In Louisiana

Against the Klan: A Newspaper Publisher in South Louisiana during the 1960s is a brand new book that is due for release on February 17, 2021. Written by Lou Major, it recounts the area of Bogalusa, Louisiana and how racial tensions were very high in 1964. It was Lou Major who launched his stand against the Ku Klux Klan, its hatred and white supremacy as publisher of The Daily News starting in 1964, a year after he took over the paper.

Against the Klan gives a much needed history lesson on the activities of the Klan as recorded by the media at this time period and how dangerous it was for media outlets who covered activities pertaining to civil rights. According to the book, Lou Major stepped up to do just that despite the dangers.

Lou Major passed away in 2013, and the series is edited by Robert Mann. Stanley Nelson wrote the foreward.

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