#11 Bogalusa, Louisiana, Movement, Deacons of Defense and Justice (James Farmer's Reflections). 1987. 29min. (captioned)
Description: In these video segments, James Farmer discusses his multiple trips to Bogalusa, Louisiana. Since he received multiple death threats, the state of Louisiana offered police protection to him. Farmer discusses how it was difficult for the black defense group, Deacons for Defense in Justice, to trust the police protection because of prior discrimination and violence. One trip to Bogalusa involved a silent Civil Rights march where the local KKK leaders brought weapons to the march. Farmer states that without the police protection and FBI information on the movement of the KKK, he would have been dead.
Farmer, James, 1920-1999
University of Mary Washington
[Transcript] link: crmvet.org/comm/farmer/011_bogalusa_la_ddj.pdf
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