Racism

KKK and NAACP Held First-Ever Meeting Last Weekend

Klan representatives filled out NAACP membership form

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Representatives from the Ku Klux Klan and the NAACP met secretly at a Wyoming hotel last weekend in the first-ever meeting between the white supremacist group and the historically black civil rights group, the Associated Press reports.

Jimmy Simmons, president of the Casper, Wyo. branch of the NAACP, said he wanted to discuss race relations, reports of KKK literature being distributed in the state and alleged beatings of black men. John Abarr, a KKK organizer from Great Falls, Mont., who acted as the Klan's representative at the meeting, said he knew nothing of the beatings or the distribution of literature.