The American Nazi Party was founded in Arlington County in 1958 by George Lincoln Rockwell. Rockwell was born in Bloomington, Illinois in 1918, educated at Brown University and the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, and served as a Navy pilot in WWII and Korea. Inspired by Hitler, Rockwell blended German fascism with American racism. He and his organization protested local and national Civil Rights activities, picketed businesses, and held white-pride events. They were also very active in politics. In this photo Rockwell attends a School Board meeting to work again school integration. He was assassinated in Arlington in 1967 by fellow Nazi party member John Patler over control of the organization.
Herman Obermayer, "George Rockwell exercising his right to free speech at an Arlington school board meeting." (ca. 1959) The Neima Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.
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“George Rockwell,” Built By the People Themselves, accessed May 30, 2023, http://lindseybestebreurtje.org/arlingtonhistory/items/show/55.