Hugo Black and the Klan

Future U.S. Supreme Court justice Hugo Black joined the Robert E. Lee KKK Klavern No. 1 at dusk on September 11, 1923.  There were 1,750 initiates and 25,000 spectators that night.  But this was a time when all white protestant males were joining the Klan.  Black went on to support some of the most effective Civil Rights legislation of the 1950s in “Brown v Board of Education”