This worksheet tells the amazing true story of how Stetson Kennedy infiltrated the KKK and used information he learned at their meetings to bring ridicule to the organization. It includes a short, 1 page reading and 8 comprehension questions.
In the 1940's he managed to join the Klan in Atlanta and pass on their secret passwords and inner-workings to the writers of the Superman radio show. The show's writers incorporated real Klan secrets into the popular show and soon kids across the South began playing "Superman vs. the Klan". As a result, Klan members felt ridiculed and Kennedy is credited with helping to lessen their power.
My students greatly enjoyed reading this story and we had a good discussion about how his method was more effective than simple news reporting. It fits in well with units on Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era, or the Civil Rights Movement in American History.
This product can also be downloaded as part of the larger Civil Rights Movement Resource Bundle
which includes 12 additional resources for your Civil Rights Movement unit!