Klansman with Cross



After checking the base of a cross meant to burn at sundown, a Klansman assumed a defiant stance before walking away. It was a brief, wordless exchange meant to intimidate. I was on assignment with a TV news crew to document the KKK rally in Southeastern Wisconsin. The cross burning finale never took place. The Klansmen were unable to afford the potential fine for lighting a fire in a county park without a permit.

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