Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Margaret Sanger, Snopes, Planned Parenthood and the Ku Klux Klan

We really don't need to consult Snopes, the internet Urban Legend Reference Page, to answer the question, "Was Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger really a keynote speaker at a Ku Klux Klan Rally?"

This is an easy one.

Just turn to page 366 of the Margaret Sanger's own autobiography, Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography and read the following excerpt:

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.  (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366)