The Hanging Tree - KKK murder locations.
Northport, AL. 12/6/2015. July 1961, the UKA (United Klans of America, Inc., Knights of the Ku Klux Klan) merged with the Alabama Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The merged organization established headquarters in Suite 401 of the Alston Building in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The organization was directed by Imperial Wizard Robert Shelton who had a 3-room suite on the 4th floor. At the time, the UKA was the dominant Klan group in the South with units in several southern states. In April 1966, Shelton moved the national office to the carport of his residence in Northport, Alabama, which he had converted into a room (left portion of house, white siding).