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D. Martin Luther King holding photos of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman & Michael Schwerner, killed by Ku Klux Klan members in Mississippi in 1964. They were registering black voters when they were arrested and then released by local police into the custody of the Ku Klux Klan.
Dr. H.W. Evans, Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, Leading His Knights of the Klan in the Parade Held in Washington, D.C. The three million members of the Klan after WWI were quite open in their activities. Many were small-business owners, independent professionals, clerical workers, and farmers. Members marched in parades, patronized Klan merchants, and voted for Klan-endorsed political candidates. The Klan was particularly strong in the Deep South, Oklahoma, and Indiana. Year: 1926
Klansman doing sentry duty near the Klan encampment at Kiles, Ohio. After the Klan targeted the ethically diverse (Irish and Italian) town for an intimidating parade, an anti-Klan organization, the Knights of the Flaming Circle come forward to resist. The result was riot and the arrest of over 100 people. Nov. 1924.