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Ku Klux Klan flyers

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Title:Ku Klux Klan flyers

This flyer advertises a Ku Klux Klan meeting held 13 days before the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. The Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist organization active during the Civil Rights movement, was known to harass beat, and even murder African Americans to prevent their participation in the political process. With roots reaching back to the Reconstruction Era, Klan members feared growing black political strength in southern states.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 6-12.

Lesson plans using this resource: Understanding White supremacy.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Documents | Fliers (printed material) | MovingImage
Subjects:White supremacy movements--Alabama--Birmingham | White supremacy movements--United States | Hate groups--Alabama--Birmingham | Hate groups--Tennessee--Pulaski | Intimidation--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Violence against | Intimidation | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | United States, Tennessee, Pulaski | United States, Tennessee, Giles County | United States, Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham, 33.5206608, -86.80249
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, Ala.) | Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
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The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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Persistent Link to Item:https://pbslearningmedia.org/resource/iml04.soc.ush.civil.klanfly/