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THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY

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July 08, 1966

Broadside 1966 .U6 FF, Special Collections, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

A Ku Klux Klan Rally Was Held in Concord

Marshal Robert Kornegay (1928–1975), a North Carolina native, was the United Klans of America Grand Dragon of Virginia from 1965 to 1968. During his tenure the small and mostly inactive Klan of Virginia revitalized and greatly increased membership mostly in the Southside, in a large part as a backlash to the desegregation of schools and other civil rights struggles.