In the 1950s, the Ku Klux Klan erected a sign on the edge
of the small town of Sylacauga, Alabama. "Welcome to
Sylacauga, Home of the Ku Klux Klan."
In 1958, the Klan did something in Sylacauga which was
particularly horrible, even for the Klan.
Brodie Reed never could stand the thought of the Ku Klux
Klan welcoming people to her town. This incident pushed
her to take action. Brodie believed the Klan were, really,
cowards. She drove out to the Klan sign and painted it yellow
-- for coward. The Klan came after her, but Brodie stood
her ground. The Klan took Brodie to court. She won. Later,
the highway department removed the Klan sign from the highway.
Produced by the members of the youth group from the First
Presbyterian Church in Sylacauga, Alabama.