An Open Letter from the Pennsylvania Vigilance Committee. Roy E. FRANKHOUSER.

An Open Letter from the Pennsylvania Vigilance Committee

Reading, PA: Pennsylvania Vigilance Committee, [1968]. An 8.5” x 11” mimeographed sheet by the controversial Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon and alleged agent provocateur, Roy E. Frankhouser. The impetus for Frankhouser’s open letter was the murder of Patricia Sholly, a nurse at Reading Hospital, who was killed by a black co-worker on the night of Dec. 26, 1967. Frankhouser regards this as proof of “inadequate protection for our citizenry” against the criminally-minded, subhuman Negro whose only contribution is rioting and for which whites should arm themselves against." Regarding Sholly’s murder, Frankhouser avers: “Yes, many such trained and valuable, potential young Mothers, have been brutally raped and murdered by this subhuman scum. Make it perfectly clear to your POLITICIANS, that you demand the death sentence for this worthless nigger, named Talley.” Maurice M. Talley was convicted of Sholly’s murder and sentenced to life in prison. The Pennsylvania Vigilance Committee was likely a one man operation of Frankhouser’s, one of the dozens of Far Right groups he belonged to over the course of a violent life (he died in 2009). Folded for mailing. We find no record in OCLC. Item #06790

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