Historic meeting between KKK and NAACP

Posted at 11:55 PM, Sep 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-04 23:56:21-04

(WTVR)— A historic meeting between the Ku Klux Klan and NAACP was held over the weekend in Casper, Wyoming.

These are pictures from the heavily-secured meeting - courtesy of the Associated Press.

Both sides came together to discuss recent acts of violence against black men, segregation and the distribution of Klan pamphlets in the area.

The president of the local NAACP chapter asked for the meeting, which ended with the Klan’s representative paying $50 to join the civil rights organization.

He said he wanted to gain more insight into the group's views.

This is believed to be the first meeting between members of the two groups.