ATLANTA -- It is said that at Lakewood Park in southeast Atlanta, television legend Dick Clark diffused a potential KKK rally during a filming of The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beachnut Show featuring Sam Cooke and Conway Twitty.
According to the story -- on October 11, 1958 at the Southeastern Fair, the two entertainers performed on the same stage and brought their, both, Caucasian and African-American fans together.
John Harris of the Silver Moon Barbershop remembers when Dick Clark came to Atlanta; he says he remembers Dick Clark and the way he tried to help black entertainers.
"It took fellas like him to look beyond what was starring people in the face. He was quite a 'fella'," Harris says.