During the weekend the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, based in Pelham, North Carolina, distributed fliers throughout Mobile, Alabama, referencing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The fliers were found by residents, and promptly discarded, only one day before the country celebrated King’s legacy Monday.
The fliers, like ones previously distributed across the state, were in plastic bags and found on lawns throughout the city’s Midtown neighborhood.
In 2014, fliers were distributed throughout Tallassee and, in 2015, similar flyers were distributed in Selma on the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.
According to multiple reports, the fliers contained a “happy birthday” message to King and further said “The blacks have NAACP, the Mexicans have La Raza, the Jews have JDL, and white people have the KKK.”
Though a phone call to the group was unsuccessful, the voice mailbox opened with: “Hey whitey, how do you feel about this Martin Luther King Day?”
The message went on to disparage King in a variety of ways, using expletives and insulting racist language. It also urged the day be used to celebrate the legacy of Gen. Robert E. Lee.
The group’s website calls itself an organization for “White Christian Men & Women Working to Secure A Future, For Pure White Americans” and rejects assertions it’s a hate group.
If any of the fliers’ distributors are found, criminal littering charges could be levied, police said.