Edward Fields

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Edward Reed Fields (born September 30, 1932 in Chicago), commonly known as Ed Fields, is a prominent White American activist and editor. For fifty years he published two leading White activist newspapers, the first being The Thunderbolt (1958-1988) and its successor The Truth At Last (1988-2008).

Ed Fields' family moved from Chicago to Atlanta where he graduated from a Catholic academy. At school he attempted to recruit students into what was described as a "pro-National Socialist" organizations called the Black Front. In 1946 Fields became an early activist as a teenage first joining The Columbians, an Atlanta based National Socialist group formed shortly after World War II. From 1950 to 1951 he was active in the Atlanta American Anti-Communist Society.[1]

Fields attended law school in Atlanta and met J. B. Stoner another aspiring law student. He joined Stoner's Christian Anti-Jewish Party in 1952 becoming the groups Executive Secretary. In 1957 Fields was a founding member of the United White Party. In 1958 Stoner and Fields formed the National States Rights Party (NSRP) in Knoxville, Tennessee, a southern based group aimed at fighting racial integration in the South.

In 1953 Fields changed his law studies and enrolled in the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where he obtained his degree.

Fields first published in 1958 the National States Rights Party's newsletter, The Thunderbolt, which later became a tabloid newspaper. The Thunderbolt had a large circulation among Ku Klux Klan members in the 1960s.



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