American Experience: Klansville U.S.A. DVD

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In the 1960s, as the civil rights movement grew across America, the long-dormant Ku Klux Klan gained momentum as well. That the Klan would rise once again wasn't surprising, but where the reincarnation took place was. In just three years, the North Carolina Klan grew from a handful of friends to some 10,000 members, giving the Tarheel State a new nickname: "Klansville, U.S.A."

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  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Color: Yes
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Country of Origin: United States

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3 out of 4 stars
"...this well-made documentary is recommended." - Video Librarian, July/August 2015

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Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Color: Yes
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Country of Origin: United States

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  • American Experience: Klansville U.S.A.

    In the 1960s, as the civil rights movement grew across America, the long-dormant Ku Klux Klan gained momentum as well, having reemerged after the 1954 Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision. That the Klan would rise once again wasn't surprising, but where the reincarnation took place was. North Carolina, long considered the most progressive southern state, saw a boom in Klan membership under the leadership of Bob Jones, the most successful Grand Dragon in the country.

    Tapping into the fears and resentments of low-income whites who believed that a changing America would leave them behind, Jones took his message across the state. In just three years, he grew the North Carolina Klan from a handful of friends to some 10,000 members--more than the Klans of all other southern states combined. In the process, Jones helped give the Tarheel State a new nickname: "Klansville, U.S.A."

    This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH)