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Margaret Sanger on Her Speech the Ku Klux Klan
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Posted on 12/03/2004 8:06:39 PM PST by Diago

Sanger's account of her talk to the Ku Klux Klan

Given Margaret Sanger's preoccupation with race (see previous article), it should come as no surprise to anyone that Sanger would accept an invitation to give a speech to an organization that also has a preoccupation with race - the Ku Klux Klan. Not only did Sanger accept the invitation, but the excerpt below from her own 1938 autobiography indicates the she got along quite well with members of a New Jersey branch of the Ku Klux Klan, eventually getting a "dozen invitations to speak to similar groups."

Perhaps this is because the KKK's ideas and Margaret Sanger's ideas concerning race are so similar. No doubt the KKK must have been happy with Sanger's "Negro Project" which was designed to cut down on the number of black babies being born. In a December 10, 1939 letter, Margaret Sanger wrote to Dr. Clarence Gamble about her "Negro Project," saying, "We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten that idea out if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." (See Blessed Are The Barren The Social Policy of Planned Parenthood by Robert Marshall and Charles Donovan, Ignatius Press, 1991, pages 17-18.)

Here is Sanger's account of her trip to talk to the Ku Klux Klan from pages 366-367 of Margaret Sanger An Autobiography (1971 reprint by Dover Publications, Inc. of the 1938 original published by W.W. Norton & Company).

All the world over, in Penang and Skagway, in El Paso and Helsingfors, I have found women's psychology in the matter of childbearing essentially the same, no matter what the class, religion, or economic status. Always to me any aroused group was a good group, and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan at Silver Lake, New Jersey, one of the weirdest experiences I had in lecturing.

My letter of instruction told me what train to take, to walk from the station two blocks straight ahead, then two to the left. I would see a sedan parked in front of a restaurant. If I wished I could have ten minutes for a cup of coffee or bite to eat, because no supper would be served later.

I obeyed orders implicitly, walked the blocks, saw the car, found the restaurant, went in and ordered some cocoa, stayed my allotted ten minutes, then approached the car hesitatingly and spoke to the driver. I received no reply. She might have been totally deaf as far as I was 1 concerned. Mustering up my courage, I climbed in and settled back. Without a turn of the head, a smile, or a word to let me know I was right, she stepped on the self-starter. For fifteen minutes we wound around the streets. It must have been towards six in the afternoon. We took this lonely lane and that through the woods, and an hour later pulled up in a vacant space near a body of water beside a large, unpainted, barnish building.

My driver got out, talked with several other women, then said to me severely, "Wait here. We will come for you." She disappeared. More cars buzzed up the dusty road into the parking place. Occasionally men dropped wives who walked hurriedly and silently within. This went on mystically until night closed down and I was alone in the dark. A few gleams came through chinks in the window curtains. Even though it was May, I grew chillier and chillier.

After three hours I was summoned at last and entered a bright corridor filled with wraps. As someone came out of the hall I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did not mind so much. Eventually the lights were switched on, the audience seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak.

Never before had I looked into a sea of faces like these. I was sure that if I uttered one word, such as abortion, outside the usual vocabulary of these women they would go off into hysteria. And so my address that night had to be in the most elementary terms, as though I were trying to make children understand.

In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered. The conversation went on and on, and when we were finally through it was too late to return to New York. Under a curfew law everything in Silver Lake shut at nine o'clock. I could not even send a telegram to let my family know whether I had been thrown in the river or was being held incommunicado. It was nearly one before I reached Trenton, and I spent the night in a hotel.


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1 posted on 12/03/2004 8:06:39 PM PST by Diago
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To: Diago

http://www.klanparenthood.com/


2 posted on 12/03/2004 8:52:16 PM PST by Diago
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To: Diago; GatorGirl; maryz; afraidfortherepublic; Antoninus; Aquinasfan; livius; goldenstategirl; ...

Ping!


3 posted on 12/03/2004 8:56:23 PM PST by narses (Free Republic is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family + Vivo Christo Rey!)
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To: Diago
It would be great if when folks googled Margaret Sanger, the went here:

Margaret Sanger

Any experts in the art of google bombing?

4 posted on 12/03/2004 10:14:21 PM PST by Diago
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To: Diago

One needs to be careful to remember the history of the Klan. At this point in time the Klan was just evolving into the anti-black organization it is known as today. Earlier it had been primarily an anti-Catholic group.

Catholics had very large families and were largely reviled. Signs reading "No Bare Feet, No Dogs, No Catholics" were not uncommon, at least in the northeast, where Italian and Irish immigrants were pouring in.

Sanger's message could have been received as warmly for it's appeal to Catholics haters as for it's appeal to blacks haters.


5 posted on 12/04/2004 12:31:05 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Liberalism: The irrational fear of self reliance.)
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To: Diago; 4ConservativeJustices
Like I've said, 4CJ, the war among the states, at its roots, was the religion that dominated the NE section of this nation, [and has taken over this forum] usurping the power from that a fraternal organization had in the SE section of the USA....

Truths are for the most part blatantly simple, my friend. Go to Spain on a religious holiday and compare what the actors wear to what the Klan wore...

6 posted on 12/04/2004 4:35:34 AM PST by Ff--150 (III John II)
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To: Ff--150

My friend, truer words were never spoken. It's not just religion- it's DOMINATION and intolerance. That's their mentality.


7 posted on 12/04/2004 5:33:40 AM PST by 4CJ (Laissez les bon FReeps rouler)
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Margaret Sanger
8 posted on 12/13/2004 4:04:32 PM PST by Diago
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9 posted on 01/06/2005 8:19:42 PM PST by Diago
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10 posted on 03/04/2006 5:19:47 PM PST by Diago (http://www.margaretsanger.blogspot.com)
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11 posted on 10/09/2006 2:06:16 PM PDT by Diago ("Upon hearing about such things, I confess that I'm tempted to look for my shotgun and baseball bat")
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12 posted on 07/06/2007 4:25:09 PM PDT by Diago (What was Urban Moving Systems?)
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13 posted on 07/06/2007 4:25:11 PM PDT by Diago (What was Urban Moving Systems?)
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14 posted on 12/16/2008 4:28:02 PM PST by Diago (The Truth About Margaret Sanger at http://margaretsanger.blogspot.com/)
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http://margaretsanger.blogspot.com


15 posted on 01/06/2010 1:42:33 PM PST by Diago (Will the Obama plan of free taxpayer funded abortions make abortions rare?)
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To: Diago; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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16 posted on 03/06/2010 7:36:25 PM PST by narses ("lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi")
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To: Diago
Margaret Sanger's plans for the "Negro problem".

I don't know the exact figures, but I think it's about 50% or more black babies are executed by abortionists! Their mothers are ignorant of the fact that they are killing off their own, or they're fed the leftist propaganda. http://www.acts1711.com/sabger.htm

17 posted on 03/06/2010 8:35:34 PM PST by molybdenum ((A nation without borders is not a nation......Ronald Reagan.))
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18 posted on 03/13/2011 1:32:37 PM PDT by Diago (Will the Obama plan of free taxpayer funded abortions make abortions rare?)
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19 posted on 03/13/2011 1:32:43 PM PDT by Diago (Will the Obama plan of free taxpayer funded abortions make abortions rare?)
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20 posted on 05/06/2011 8:29:34 PM PDT by Akron Al (Discover Matt Ryan)
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21 posted on 05/23/2011 6:45:45 PM PDT by Akron Al (Discover Matt Ryan)
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Bump for Sanger at KKK rally week!


22 posted on 09/30/2011 6:03:08 PM PDT by Diago (What is the Silver Lake Conspiracy?)
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Irony. Margaret Sanger of Planned Parenthood addressed the KKK but the Obama Administration says that Catholics who defend marriage are like racists.

Posted on by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

In another entry I posted about Archbp. Dolan’s letter to Pres. Obama warning him and his administration to back off from their project to equate those who defend true marriage with racists, as if the proponents of same-sex unions held the moral equivalent of black people seeking equality in the early 1960′s.

Even as I posted that, I found an email urging me to post about the time the founder of Planned Parenthood – supported enthusiastically by the Obama Administration – addressed the Klu Klux Klan.  Yes, Margaret Sanger was an ally of the KKK.

I can’t help but wonder at how tone deaf the White House is about racism.  I suppose they depend on general ignorance of the origins of Planned Parenthood and its virulent agenda.

The email I received just had some quotes about Margaret Sanger and the KKK but no references.  You can find some more information about this HERE.  I am sure readers have more on this.  Sanger gives her own account of the event with the KKK in her own words in The Autobiography of Margaret Sanger (Reprint – Dover Publications, 2004, pp. 366-367).

Here is what I received in the email:

Prolife leaders are asking that the first week of October be set aside to recall the fact that Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, spoke at Ku Klux Klan rally. As stated in her autobiography:

“I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan…I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses…I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.”

85 years after the Planned Parenthood foundress spoke at the KKK rally Planned Parenthood:

  • *A black baby is three times more likely to be murdered in the womb than a white baby.
  • *Twice as many African-Americans have died from abortion than have died from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease combined.
  • *Every three days, more African-Americans are killed by abortion than have been killed by the Ku Klux Klan in its entire history.
  • *Planned Parenthood operates the nation’s largest chain of abortion clinics and almost 80 percent of its facilities are located in minority neighborhoods.
  • *About 13 percent of American women are black, but they submit to over 35 percent of the abortions.

In this Youtube video you hear Sanger’s own account read from her aforementioned autobigraphy. It is machine generated reading, similar to what you would hear with the Kindle text-to-voice option.  Not perfect but not bad.

The Obama Administration supports an organization founded in part to eradicate black people, Planned Parenthood (HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE).

AND….

The Obama Administration is pushing a policy that anyone (the Catholic Church and others) who support true marriage are similar to racists. (HERE)

It’s all rather like a Salvador Dali painting in which clocks are melting off the edges of tables.


23 posted on 10/01/2011 3:45:37 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM ("Verbal engineering always precedes social engineering.")
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24 posted on 07/04/2013 12:04:51 PM PDT by Diago
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