The titles on a 78rpm record startled our contributor, Jan Hazel of Tennessee. The A-side reads “The Bright Fiery Cross,” and the B-side reads “The Jolly Old Klansman.”
She came across the collection of 1920s records which came with a Victrola phonograph she bought at an Indiana antique store. The record sleeve is stamped with an Indianapolis address and the name “AMERICAN RECORD SHOP –All K.K.K. Records.” Jan has never heard of K.K.K. Records. She asks History Detectives host Tukufu Zuberi to track down the story behind this record.
The Bright Fiery Cross Lyrics
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