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National States Rights Party (1958-1987) (U.S.)


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The National States Rights Party (NSRP) was a far right, white supremacist party that was founded in 1958 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The party preached antisemitism, racism and opposed the American Civil Rights Movement. The national chairman of the party was J. B. Stoner, who later served three years in prison for bombing a Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The party produced a newspaper, The Thunderbolt, which was edited by Edward Reed Fields, and claimed a circulation of 15,000 in the late 1960s. The party began wearing Nazi inspired party uniforms with white shirts, black pants and tie, and an arm band bearing a red thunderbolt version of the Wolfsangel. They were soon connected to bombings, violence, and inciting riots. In the 1980s the Federal Bureau of Investigation labeled the NSRP as a hate organization, and by 1987 it had ceased to exist altogether.
Pete Loeser, 5 Feb 2013

The NSRP was founded in 1959 as an outgrowth of the Christian Anti-Jewish Party of the notorious Georgia racist J. B. Stoner. It was founded in Indiana, although it soon moved its headquarters to Birmingham. According to the website of the Anti-Defamation League,, the NSRP went out of business for all practical purposes in 1987. Despite the similarity of names, it had no organizational connection with the States Rights Democratic Party under whose banner the late Strom Thurmond ran for President in 1948.
Joe McMillan, 14 January 2004


The flags themselves slightly varied since most of them were hand-made. The basic flag design was clearly based on that of the Confederate Naval Jack, but the saltire was narrower and its borders were wider. The white stars on the saltire of the Southern flag were removed and a white disc, charged with a red thunderbolt, was added.

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Pete Loeser, 5 Feb 2013