I don't know these men.
I mean, the one on the other end looks kind of familiar, but... I think it could be a photoshop hoax of some kind. Certainly, I would never dream of associating with segregationists. This picture/story are definitely OVERBLOWN and... and it's possible I was drugged by liberal operatives on the day in question. Or I had no idea who they were, or that they do what they do. That one guy kind of looks like Santa Claus, right? Maybe it was a Christmas party. There are several possibilities. Please bear with us, because this story has only just come to our attention. By tomorrow we will have an assortment of innocent explanations available for your selection.
UPDATE: Good point from the comments: 1996 was a lifetime ago. We welcome all innocent-explanation suggestions you may have.