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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
© Bill Eppridge, 1964, Mrs. Chaney & young Ben, James Chaney funeral, Meridian, Mississippi James Earl "J.E." Chaney (May 30, 1943 – June 21, 1964), from Meridian, Mississippi, was one of three American civil rights workers who were murdered during Freedom Summer by members of the Ku Klux Klan near Philadelphia, Mississippi. The others were Andrew Goodman & Michael Schwerner from New York City.
Ferry, Mississippi River, 1964. "Jim Crow must go" read the signs. It took an awful lot of courage, and the willingness to get up every day and expose yourself to the possibility of beatings and death. But they persevered...and Barack Obama is now president of the United States.
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.