A Little Boy At A KKK Rally Proves Racism Is Learned
During a Ku Klux Klan rally in Georgia, Todd Robertson, a photographer for The Gainsnville Times at the time, was sent to capture the moment. There wasn’t much action, according to Robertson. There were 66 Klan members and three officers at the rally with about 100 onlookers. The other photographers focused on the speakers, hoping for a fight to break out.
Robertson decided on a different approach and followed a mother and her children. Her two young boys were dressed in the Klan robes with the pointy white hats. To Robertson’s shock, one of the boys went up to an African American officer and looked into his shield. Before his mother could snatch him away, Robertson captured what would years later be one of the most famous pictures in America.