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Ku Klux Klan provoked into attack on black settlement – exclusive statement from Imperial Wizard

Dateline - Birmingham, Alabama 1921

By Star reporter Hiram Jones

The Alabama Star can exclusively reveal today the real reasons for the violence that erupted between Negroes and white residents in Birmingham Tuesday last.

State troopers were called in to quell the disturbances, which led to the hospitalisation of several white men for minor injuries.

Hundreds of homes were also destroyed in the small Negro enclave of Back Beach and two lynchings of suspected ring leaders took place. Now for the first time, and in a Star exclusive!, Klan Imperial Wizard Hiram Jones has issued a communiqué to explain the incident that sparked the righteous vengeance of whites.

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