Linda Gordon The 2nd Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s & American Political Tradit
1 of 14
Imperial Wizard Dr. H.W. Evans leads a march
2 of 14
the streets of Washington are filled with 25,000 KKK members during a march in August 1925
3 of 14
During the 1910s and 1920s the Klan carried out lynchings, floggings and countless beatings, particularly on minority groups. Pictured, senior members of the organization address a crowd
4 of 14
After being disbanded in 1870 following the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan was officially reformed in 1915 by founder William J. Simmons, and saw a huge rise in popularity in its early years. Pictured, an eerie sight as hundreds of members gather adorned wit
5 of 14
More than a million women were members of the Women of the Ku Klux Klan
6 of 14
A family in full KKK robes at a parade.
7 of 14
Membership in the 2nd KKK was northern & western, too.
8 of 14
For a time, the KKK was powerful in electoral politics.
9 of 14
Many credit Birth of a Nation with successful recruitment in the KKK of the 1920s.
10 of 14
Though mostly known for their bigotry towards African-Americans, Anti-Catholicism was one of the pillars of prejudice upon which the KKK was founded.
11 of 14
Some claimed 40,000 Evangelical ministers were members of the KKK
Wisconsin Historical Society
12 of 14
Kamelias (female KKK members) attend a funeral in Muncie, Indiana.
Courtesy Ball State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
13 of 14
14 of 14
the KKK felt entitled to act outside the law. In a room full of enforcers of the law, Powell and Gifford spoke freely without fear of prosecution.
To hear this archived edition of Forthright Radio with Linda Gordon click on this link: https://forthright.media/2018/01/17/linda-gordon-the-second-coming-of-the-kkk-the-ku-klux-klan-of-the-1920s-the-american-tradition/