Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Ku Klux Klan members parading along Pennsylvania Ave (September 13, 1926)

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  1. It's eerie to see the number of white outfits looking all the way back the street. This picture also illustrates something most people don't realize. Usually when you see the KKK portrayed in a movie, they're carrying a Confederate flags (to make them seem less natural), but if you look at older photos, you'll almost exclusively see American flags. In more modern photos, you'll see a combination of both, but I think this may be a case of life imitating art.

  2. You are right, Nate. It was not just a "southern" group. About the only thing good I can say about this part of our country's history is that the Ku Klux Klan put up a huge billboard in Zebulon, N.C. that bragged "Welcome to Zebulon, Home of the Ku Klux Klan." When we would drive to the beach we always played the alphabet game in the car (we had to find signs with the letters of the alphabet in order on roadside signs and buildings.) If you were lucky enough to get to the right spot in the game by the time we got to that town you could win easily!


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