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Roy E. Davis Saluting In A Ku Klux Klan Robe

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Roy E. Davis Saluting In A Ku Klux Klan Robe:

In 1961, Reverend Roy E. Davis, William Branham's mentor and National Imperial Wizard of the Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, posed for the cameras to demonstrate the salute of the white supremacist Klansman. Wearing a "buck private" white robe instead of his imperial purple robe, Davis raised his hand in a four-finger salute.

In the months prior, Davis held large Klan membership drives in the Shreveport, Louisiana area. Interestingly, William Branham also held several meetings in the Shreveport, Louisiana area. Five were held in November of 1960, and one meeting only weeks before this article. In one sermon of particular interest, Branham begins to promote the white supremacist stance against interracial marriage, and a portion of the recording has been removed:

And hybriding was such a horrible thing in the Old Testament. He said, "A bastard child shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord for ten generations." There's nothing to breed him out, only that sin. Think. Ten generations, four hundred years before a illegitimate child could ever come into the Kingdom of God. There was no serum to take care of him. He had to just breed it out through the family. Four hundred years 'fore a illegitimate child could come in the congregation of the Lord. But today, since the Blood of the Jesus Christ has been shed and you've been interbred by all different kinds of ideas, the Holy Spirit is here this morning to breed you back to the original, bring you back to Pentecost, breed you back. And we sit together this morning in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, letting the Holy Spirit [BLANK.SPOT.ON.TAPE—ED.]…?… work. What is circumcising? Cutting off all the hybrid, the surplus, the things of the world, the things of the church age, bringing us back to Pentecost like it was at the beginning.
Branham, 60-1127M - It Wasn't So From The Beginning

The events in Shreveport were enough to place articles on three separate pages of the newspaper. Davis' photo in the Klan robe gained him front page attention, and another article made page four. But most interesting is his statement concerning his involvement in the 1915 rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan.


Davis said he is the only Klansman who can boast having all the degrees of the Klan conferred on him. He said that he helped write the constitution, by-laws, and ritual of the original Klan when it was revived in 1915.

Our page on Roy E. Davis has been updated. New article added:
The Times (Shreveport), Feb 10, 1961

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More information on the connection between William Branham and Roy E. Davis can be found in "Stone Mountain to Dallas - The Untold Story of Roy E. Davis":