September 18, 1974 - David Duke
Ku Klux Klan (KKK) Grand Dragon David Duke spoke to a capacity crowd at Halenbeck Hall on September 18, 1974. The 24 year old graduate of Louisana State University was met by "jeers, boos, and applause" by the spectators. Protestors chanted and held signs to show their displeasure in Duke's appearance. The September 20, 1974 edition of the Chronicle said that Duke's speech was "in part an attempt to document the KKK's theories regarding Jews and communism, the differences between the races, and the history of white America." Duke would later run for many political offices, most notable the election for Louisana governor in 1991.