"Oh, yeah. They were here. I didn't know anything about them. They weren't existing by the time I got here in '46. But Dr. Root used to tell me about them. What they were doing, now, they weren't against blacks here. This group. They were after the Catholics. This group of them didn't like Catholics. [Laughs.] Dr. Root, he was a dentist, and he told me that he knew a lot of them people. When they came marching down Lincoln Avenue [in York] he could look at their shows and knew who was in there, in that group. I won't say the women that he named. But he said he knew them old women, by golly. And he'd know her big old feet anywhere. [Laughs.] And he would tell me all about, he told me about six people that he knew at the time were in the Ku Klux Klan. And he just disliked them with a passion. But, I thought, too, like you know, when he told me about the Ku Klux Klan. I said, 'Oh, did they come after the blacks that were here?'
     "He said, 'No, they hated us Catholics.' So, see, the Ku Klux Klan group that was here wasn't after the blacks, they was after the Catholics. And I don't know what that was about."

Birdie Farr on the Klu Klux Klan


Other Excerpts from Birdie Farr's Interview:

Bank Closings
Losing Money
Sheriff Louie
John Farr's Family Saga
Dust Bowl