The Adventures of Superman: "Clan of The Fiery Cross" (1 of 16)





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"Clan of The Fiery Cross" (Part 1)

Originally broadcast on June 10, 1946

From Superman Wiki:

The Adventures of Superman was a radio show depicting the thrilling adventures of Superman, Lois Lane, Perry White and Jimmy Olsen. The show ran in various timeslots and formats from 1940 to 1951, in both an initial transcribed syndicated format and later on the Mutual and ABC radio networks (sponsored for several years by Kellogg's Pep, from 1943 until 1947).

The character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster arrived on radio not long after the comic book, and took on an added dimension with Clayton "Bud" Collyer in the title role. During World War II and the post-war years, the juvenile adventure radio serial was a huge success, with many listeners following the quest for "truth, justice and the American way" in the daily radio broadcasts, the comic book stories and the newspaper comic strip.

The series is also credited with dealing a powerful blow against the Ku Klux Klan's prospects in the northern USA. The human rights activist, Stetson Kennedy, infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan and other racist/terrorist groups. Concerned that the organization had too strong connections to the government and police forces, Kennedy decided to use his findings to strike at the Klan in a different way. He contacted the producers of "The Adventures of Superman" radio series and proposed a story where the superhero battles the Klan. The producers, looking for new villains, eagerly agreed to the idea. The result was a series of episodes, "Clan of the Fiery Cross," in which Superman took on the Klan.



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