February 24th, 2012


The Knights Party

PO Box 2222

Harrison, Arkansas  72601

Reverend Thomas Robb, National Director of The Knights Party and pastor of the Christian Revival Center was shocked upon learning Wednesday afternoon that Harrison Mayor Jeff Crockett and Chris Ramsey, of the Harrison Convention & Visitors Bureau is blaming him for “the dark cloud”  hanging over Harrison.

The statement came in the form of a press release promoting the Nonviolence Youth Summit, to be held on Friday, June 24, at the Durand Center and sponsored by the Arkansas Martin Luther King Commission.

The organizers of this event are promoting it to be the First Ever Black History Program in Harrison! And quoting from Lisa Hudson of THV, Channel 11 in Little Rock the release states, “The biggest obstacle Harrison city officials say they have in overcoming a reputation of hate is the Ku Klux Klan. National director, Thomas Robb lives outside of town in a small community called Zinc. So small in fact, it doesn’t have its own post office and the majority of KKK material is mailed from a Harrison post office box.”  It appears that focusing on Rev. Robb was intended to damage his character and his 40 year standing in the community.

The press release states that the Nonviolent Youth Summit in Harrison will be “the first public step in repairing the City of Harrison’s tarnished, yet inaccurate, image of racism that is perceived throughout the state and start the journey toward the ultimate goal of a peaceful, stable, productive community where everyone feels not only safe, but welcome!”

Rev. Robb has noted, “Harrison is consistently ranked as one of the best places in Arkansas to live. work and raise children – far above cities of similar size such as Pine Bluff, Camden, Ed Dorado and Hope” and has more than doubled in population since he established his office in the area. Rev. Robb continued by stating, “contrary to the statement by event organizers, Harrison already is a peaceful, stable and productive community and will remain so unless event organizers successfully bring about the fundamental change they seek.”

Rev. Robb also has stated that he offers no apology for loving his people, and for defending the character of our fathers and mothers who created such a wonderful place to raise our children

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