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J. B. Stoner gubernatorial campaign collection

Call Number: RH WL MS 21


Included in this collection are campaign committee newsletters, flyers, a bumper sticker, and many news clippings from white supremacist J. B. Stoner's 1970 campaign for Governor of Georgia. Stoner was defeated in the gubernatorial election by Jimmy Carter, who was elected President of the United States in 1976.


  • 1970


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Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of J. B. Stoner

Jesse Benjamin Stoner, Jr. was born in 1924 in north Georgia. As a strong proponent of white supremacy and racial segregation during the civil rights era, Stoner revived a chapter of the KU Klux Klan in Chattanooga, Tennessee when he was eighteen. He later founded several anti-Semitic political parties, ran for high political offices in Georgia as an avowed white supremacist, and served on the legal team for James Earl Ray, who was convicted of the 1968 assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King. In 1977, Stoner was indicted, and was later convicted and imprisoned, for the 1958 bombing of an African American church in Birmingham, Alabama. He died on April 23, 2005 at Lafayette, Georgia.


1 box (3 folders)

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Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Jim Dewitt, 1993

Guide to the J. B. Stoner Collection
J. B. Stoner gubernatorial campaign collection
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J. B. Stoner Gubernatorial Campaign Collection, Wilcox Collection, Kansas Collection, RH WL MS 21, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

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Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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