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Music well this is a police officer's uniform a Baltimore City police officer in particular named Robert white he gave me this uniform when he and I became the very best of friends but you know I first met Robert well I first heard about Robert white when I was a teenager and then I later met him I met him just a month after he got out of prison he was in prison serving a sentence for assault with intent to murder two black men with a shotgun and another sentence conspiring to bomb a synagogue in Baltimore now I am a professional musician I tour all over this country and around the world playing music so how do I end up with a policeman's uniform he worked for the police department by day but he also had another job which required a different kind of uniform he was the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan for the state of Maryland this is his robe this is what he wore when he conspired to bomb the synagogue and when he made plans to kill two black men with a shotgun to understand why I have these items let's take a little journey back in my life I was born in Chicago in 1958 at the age of 10 in 1968 my parents had moved to Belmont Massachusetts a suburb of Boston I was one of two black kids in the entire area at least in the school I joined the Cub Scouts at the age of 10 at the invitation of someone one of my white male friends and we had a march from Lexington to Concord to commemorate the ride of Paul Revere my den mother let me carry the American flag and as I was marching as the only black scout in this parade along with the Girl Scouts Boy Scouts Cub Scouts and brownies I think 4-h club was there it from other organizations as I was marching down the street somewhere along the parade route I began getting hit with bottles soda pop cans rocks and debris from the street by just a small group of white spectators mixed in with the all-white crowd on the sidewalk this was the first time I ever experienced anything like this and I did not understand I thought perhaps those people did not like the scouts I did not realize I was the only scout getting hit until my den mother and the other Scout leaders came rushing over and huddled over me with their bodies and escorted me out of the danger they never explained why even though I kept asking why they hitting me why they hitting me what did I what had I done wrong when I got home my mother and father who were not at the March were fixing me up with mercurochrome and band-aids and to me how did you fall down and get all scraped up I told him I didn't fall down I told him exactly what happened for the first time in my life my parents sat me down at the age of 10 and explained racism to me I had absolutely no idea what they were talking about it was inconceivable to me that's someone who had never laid eyes on me never spoken to me knew absolutely nothing about me would want to inflict pain upon me for no other reason than this the color of my skin so I did not believe my parents but more and more incidents began happening and I realized my parents that told me the truth I didn't know why people felt that way but I realized that there were some people who did so at the age of 10 I formed a question in my mind that question was how can you hate me when you don't even know me so I grew up in my adolescent years spending a lot of time buying books on black supremacy white supremacy the Nazis in Germany the neo-nazis over here the Ku Klux Klan anti-semitism trying to understand that ideology trying to get the answer to my question how can you hate me when you don't even know me none of these books provided the answer so then in my adult life I thought you know what who better to ask how can you hate me when you don't even know me then someone who would join an organization whose historical premise has been hating those who do not look like them and who do not believe as they believe so I had my secretary who books my bands and all that kind of stuff I said listen I want you to get a hold of this guy his name is Roger Kelly I acquired mr. Kelly's phone number mr. Kelly is what's known as the Imperial wizard Bob White was a grand dragon meeting state leader Imperial wizard is a national leader in the Ku Klux Klan I was told do not fool with mr. Kelly Darrell he will kill you but I had to have the answer to my question I was hoping it wouldn't be the final answer if I met him so I gave Mary his phone number and said give him a call do not tell him that I'm black but see if you'll sit down and and give your boss an interview who wants to discuss the Ku Klux Klan so she did mr. Kelly agreed so we reserved a motel room Mary and I got there early right on time to the minute there was a knock on the door Mary hops up and runs around the corner opens the door in walks mr. Kelly and his bodyguard the bodyguard was armed the sidearm right here on his hip when they saw me these kind of like froze because either they were stretching the white guy and I stood up and went like.

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