Ezra Taft Benson and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, cover of The Black Hammer
Mormon leader Ezra Taft Benson, a close ally of W. Cleon Skousen, had powerful acquaintances who included President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Benson rabidly opposed the civil rights movement and once allowed an essay of his to be printed as an introduction to a particularly vicious and racist book.