On the afternoon of June 16, 1922, Alabama federal judge Henry Clayton addressed the Florida State Bar Association in Orlando.1 Invited at the last minute, Clayton had been in Jacksonville, holding court by special assignment.2 He knew many Florida lawyers--no doubt including Armsted Brown, an Alabama transplant who would be elected president of the Florida Bar that year.3 He was well accustomed to addressing such meetings, usually speaking on technical issues of law or legislation, and so he had accepted the invitation. But this time he had something broader on his mind.4
Pruitt, Jr., Paul M.
"Historic Notes and Documents: Judge Henry D. Clayton and "A Klansman": A Revealing Exchange of Views,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 81:
3, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol81/iss3/7