Sunday, February 28, 2016

Kiss my ass

In 1970 Attorney General of Alabama, 29-year-old Bill Baxley reopened the 16th Street Church bombing case that had resulted in the deaths of four African-American girls in 1963. He received a lot of criticism including a threatening letter from white supremacist Edward R. Fields, founder of the "National States' Rights Party" and "Grand Dragon" of the New Order Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
In his reply Baxley did not mince words:

Letters of Note


Hanan Levin said...

The Attorney General of Alabama in 1970 was 29 years old?

Sounds odd.

The Nag said...

Yes, at that time he was the youngest person in U.S. history to hold a state attorney generalship.