Click below for the fifth story in a series of seven about the KKK in Jacksonville. On June 13th, come to Coniferous Cafe in downtown Jax at 7 pm, to hear Tim Gilmore’s talk “The Klan in Jax: Its Repugnant Rise and Hysterical Collapse.
Kate Hallock, who edits Jax’s Resident Community News, was surprised to fall in love with Jax. Her father, the first full-time pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church on the Northside, left Jacksonville due to Klan threats in 1959.
James Bouman, a white pastor, had assumed responsibility at an all-black church, not knowing of increasing Klan activity in Jacksonville, especially on the rural Northside where his church was located.