KKK memories

Daughter of Louisiana Ku Klux Klan member recalls her father’s reigns of terror

Photo provided by David J. LaPlante -- Debra Taylor, haunted by her past, looks out over the Amite River houseboat near Port Vincent  Her father was a notorious Klan member in east central Louisiana during the 1960s.

Debra Taylor remembers many things these days, nightmares she tried hard to forget. She remembers throwing up as she got off the school bus and walked up the road to her home in the small Louisiana town of Harrisonburg, fearing the abusive father awaiting her. She remembers her father being so irate after a black 15-year-old… Continue reading →

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