PBS to Premiere AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Presents Klansville U.S.A. , 1/13

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Presents Klansville U.S.A. will premiere on Tuesday, January 13, 2015
9:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS

Get a sneak peek below:

As the civil rights movement grew in the 1960s, the long dormant Ku Klux Klan reemerged with a vengeance. That the Klan would rise up once again wasn't surprising, but where the reincarnation took place was. North Carolina, long seen as the most progressive southern state, saw a boom in Klan membership under the leadership of Bob Jones, the most successful Grand Dragon in the country.

In just three years, he grew the North Carolina Klan from a handful of friends to some 10,000 members -- more than the Klans of all other Southern states combined. In the process, Jones helped give the Tarheel State a new nickname: "Klansville, USA."

Produced and directed by Callie T. Wiser, Klansville U.S.A. premieres on

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS.

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