Who were they?
Known as the most heinous sect with only 15 to 20 members, SDG terrorized northeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. For her documentary, Andrews won the Audience Choice Award at the 11th Annual Whistleblowers Summit & Film Festival on July 30, 2023.
About the Documentary
Journalist and award-winning television host Dianne Andrews' investigative journey began at the LSU Cold Case Project through the 2008 Emmett Till Cold Case Act, inspired by a Klansman’s daughter seeking forgiveness for her father’s hate crimes and unsolved murders perpetrated by the Silver Dollar Group (SDG) of the Ku Klux Klan against Black people during the 1950s - 1970s.
Andrews' documentary exposes corruption and the December 9, 1964 murder of Ferriday shoe repair shop owner Frank Morris, who was murdered by arson after barricading him in his business for refusing to repair the shoes of Ferriday Deputy Sheriff Frank DeLaughter for free.
About the Filmmaker
Dianne Andrews is an award-winning journalist, television host, author, inventor, entrepreneur, and nationally recognized speaker. She has written and produced several documentaries capturing the attention of movie production companies, but says this documentary on the Silver Dollar Group is the most important to date.
Andrews is working on her 6th book and is the host of the television show "Dianne Andrews: In Black and White." She recently invented “FUJI’S TOTES” design patent pending, the first pet pillow tote carrier of its kind launching November 2023, online and retail.