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Sarnoff Denies He Belongs to Anti-klan Body

November 14, 1923
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David Sarnoff, Vice President of the Radio Corporation of America, declared that he was not a member of the National Vigilance Association, reported to have been formed recently in Washington, D.C. to combat the activities of the Ku Klux Klan throughout the country.

I have no sympathy for the Ku Klux Klan”. said Mr. Sarnoff, “but neither have I any sympathy with an organization which uses my name without my consent. I cannot see the purpose of an organization such as the National Vigilance Association is represented to be. I believe that if the Klan is ignored it will die a natural death. I have written to the head of the Washington office of the National Vigilance Association that the use of my name by the Association in any manner is without my consentand must cease at once.

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