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Louisiana Rifle Association and the OKKK

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Louisiana Rifle Association and the OKKK:

Recently we published a video examining a collection of historical data related to Rev. William Branham. Since its publication, we have received several comments and questions about the end of the video. Specifically, researchers seem to be interested in the timing of the United States Government's investigation of the Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan as it relates to William Branham's sudden death.

The video, if you missed it:

The Federal suit was filed against the OKKK on December 1, 1965 (Less than a month prior to William Branham's death). It is available through the United States Court System, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 250 F. Supp. 330 (E.D. La. 1965).

From the Federal action:

"We find that to attain its ends, the klan exploits the forces of hate, prejudice, and ignorance. We find that the klan relies on systematic economic coercion, varieties of intimidation, and physical violence in attempting to frustrate the national policy expressed in civil rights legislation. We find that the klansmen, whether cloaked and hooded as members of the Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, or skulking in anonymity as members of a sham organization, "The Anti-Communist Christian Association", or brazenly resorting to violence on the open streets of Bogalusa, are a "fearful conspiracy against society [holding] men silent by the terror of [their acts] and [their] power for evil".

A copy of the suit can be found here:

According to J. Edgar Hoover, director of the F.B.I at that time, there were 14 sects of the Ku Klux Klan under investigation. Roy E. Davis was the leader of the Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

On January 5, 1966, Shreveport Times reported the weapons cache and records of the Original Ku Klux Klan membership burned. According to Federal investigators, the OKKK was operating under the name, "Louisiana Rifle Association". Local chapters of the OKK were disguised as hunting and fishing groups, with money flowing through banks in Shreveport and Monroe, LA.

All research data on this aspect of William Branham's life has been published to the Roy E. Davis page of our website: