In the post-World War II era, the Klan experienced a huge resurgence. Its membership was skyrocketing, and its political influence was increasing, so Kennedy went undercover to infiltrate the group. By regularly attending meetings, he became privy to the organization’s secrets. But when he took the information to local authorities, they had little interest in using it. The Klan had become so powerful and intimidating that police were hesitant to build a case against them.

Struggling to make use of his findings, Kennedy approached the writers of the Superman radio serial. It was perfect timing. With the war over and the Nazis no longer a threat, the producers were looking for a new villain for Superman to fight. The KKK was a great fit for the role.

In a 16-episode series titled “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” the writers pitted the Man of Steel against the men in white hoods. As the storyline progressed, the shows exposed many of the KKK’s most guarded secrets. By revealing everything from code words to rituals, the program completely stripped the Klan of its mystique. Within two weeks of the broadcast, KKK recruitment was down to zero. And by 1948, people were showing up to Klan rallies just to mock them.

How Superman Defeated the Ku Klux Klan | Mental Floss (via sarkos)

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I ain’t the world’s best writer nor the world’s best speller
But when I believe in something I’m the loudest yeller

“Stetson Kennedy,” Woody Guthrie

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If Woody Guthrie wrote a song about your merits, you freaking HAD them.

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Stetson Kennedy: American Badass.

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skunkandburningtires:

James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.

From the film’s IndieGo page:

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.

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evannabadasslovegood:

evannabadasslovegood:

evannabadasslovegood:

Hey everyone. So I’m not sure how many of you were actually around when I answered the question about the story of how my husband and I ended up together. In it, I mentioned that he has some pretty serious, painful brain surgeries and recoveries. He had a tumor the size of a golf ball removed after we’d been together for just a few months and then had a second crainotomy for a brain fluid leak not even a year later.
While he’s doing better, we’re still in a good deal of debt from the surgeries and the follow-up. Plus he still needs some minor surgeries to get him completely back to okay again. It would really help us out if you could go to our GoFundMe page and donate. If you can’t donate, then please just share it around.
Also! Anyone who donates $30 or more, gets one of these guys:



You get to chose the header, the person or character, and what the saying on the bottom is. You can even choose colors for the header and what outfit the little character is wearing. If you do share, come leave your name in my askbox and on August 31st, I’ll do a drawing for one person who shared to win a drawing as well*. If we’re halfway to our goal, I’ll choose two. If we’ve made goal, I’ll pick five. Please share! Thank you!
*to clarify, you would get the original drawing mailed to you. I would have a picture of it for my own records and to share, but you would get the original


Two days left to reblog until I draw a winner. There’s still time if you want to enter. I will be doing the drawing tomorrow night at 10PM PST.

Last day to enter to win! I will be pulling a winner tonight!

evannabadasslovegood:

evannabadasslovegood:

evannabadasslovegood:

Hey everyone. So I’m not sure how many of you were actually around when I answered the question about the story of how my husband and I ended up together. In it, I mentioned that he has some pretty serious, painful brain surgeries and recoveries. He had a tumor the size of a golf ball removed after we’d been together for just a few months and then had a second crainotomy for a brain fluid leak not even a year later.

While he’s doing better, we’re still in a good deal of debt from the surgeries and the follow-up. Plus he still needs some minor surgeries to get him completely back to okay again. It would really help us out if you could go to our GoFundMe page and donate. If you can’t donate, then please just share it around.

Also! Anyone who donates $30 or more, gets one of these guys:

You get to chose the header, the person or character, and what the saying on the bottom is. You can even choose colors for the header and what outfit the little character is wearing. If you do share, come leave your name in my askbox and on August 31st, I’ll do a drawing for one person who shared to win a drawing as well*. If we’re halfway to our goal, I’ll choose two. If we’ve made goal, I’ll pick five. Please share! Thank you!

*to clarify, you would get the original drawing mailed to you. I would have a picture of it for my own records and to share, but you would get the original

Two days left to reblog until I draw a winner. There’s still time if you want to enter. I will be doing the drawing tomorrow night at 10PM PST.

Last day to enter to win! I will be pulling a winner tonight!

evannabadasslovegood:

evannabadasslovegood:

Hey everyone. So I’m not sure how many of you were actually around when I answered the question about the story of how my husband and I ended up together. In it, I mentioned that he has some pretty serious, painful brain surgeries and recoveries. He had a tumor the size of a golf ball removed after we’d been together for just a few months and then had a second crainotomy for a brain fluid leak not even a year later.
While he’s doing better, we’re still in a good deal of debt from the surgeries and the follow-up. Plus he still needs some minor surgeries to get him completely back to okay again. It would really help us out if you could go to our GoFundMe page and donate. If you can’t donate, then please just share it around.
Also! Anyone who donates $30 or more, gets one of these guys:



You get to chose the header, the person or character, and what the saying on the bottom is. You can even choose colors for the header and what outfit the little character is wearing. If you do share, come leave your name in my askbox and on August 31st, I’ll do a drawing for one person who shared to win a drawing as well*. If we’re halfway to our goal, I’ll choose two. If we’ve made goal, I’ll pick five. Please share! Thank you!
*to clarify, you would get the original drawing mailed to you. I would have a picture of it for my own records and to share, but you would get the original


Two days left to reblog until I draw a winner. There’s still time if you want to enter. I will be doing the drawing tomorrow night at 10PM PST.

evannabadasslovegood:

evannabadasslovegood:

Hey everyone. So I’m not sure how many of you were actually around when I answered the question about the story of how my husband and I ended up together. In it, I mentioned that he has some pretty serious, painful brain surgeries and recoveries. He had a tumor the size of a golf ball removed after we’d been together for just a few months and then had a second crainotomy for a brain fluid leak not even a year later.

While he’s doing better, we’re still in a good deal of debt from the surgeries and the follow-up. Plus he still needs some minor surgeries to get him completely back to okay again. It would really help us out if you could go to our GoFundMe page and donate. If you can’t donate, then please just share it around.

Also! Anyone who donates $30 or more, gets one of these guys:

You get to chose the header, the person or character, and what the saying on the bottom is. You can even choose colors for the header and what outfit the little character is wearing. If you do share, come leave your name in my askbox and on August 31st, I’ll do a drawing for one person who shared to win a drawing as well*. If we’re halfway to our goal, I’ll choose two. If we’ve made goal, I’ll pick five. Please share! Thank you!

*to clarify, you would get the original drawing mailed to you. I would have a picture of it for my own records and to share, but you would get the original

Two days left to reblog until I draw a winner. There’s still time if you want to enter. I will be doing the drawing tomorrow night at 10PM PST.