A Unified Front: The Responses of the NAACP to the KKK in Tuskegee, Alabama
Tuskegee hospital, located in Alabama, was an institute built for African Americans: workers and patients alike. Coloured medical workers would be employed and focused on treating coloured patients. To African Americans, this institute was an opportunity for the advancement of people of colour and, because of that, highly acclaimed by the NAACP. Not everyone saw this institute the same way; the white supremacy group known as the KKK disliked this hospital because it challenged the existing power dynamics. To demonstrate their displeasure, the institute repeatedly received death threats in the mail to scare the workers into closing the hospital.
Written by Matthew Patterson.