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Thousands witness parade of Klan

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Creator:Orbison, Charles B.
Title:Thousands witness parade of Klan
Date:1924 Oct. 15

The Ku Klux Klan first appeared in Wisonsin in the fall of 1920. In October of 1924, the Klan staged its first parade in Madison, drawing a sizable crowd to watch the spectacle. With little to offer members and no clear statement of purpose, the KKK was unable to maintain member loyalty and support, and had all but disappeared by 1928.

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Types:Newspapers | Clippings
Subjects:Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | Madison (Wis.)--Race relations--History--20th century | White supremacy movements--Wisconsin--Madison | Demonstrations--Wisconsin--Madison | Madison (Wis.) | Dane County (Wis.)
Collection:Turning Points in Wisconsin History
Institution:Wisconsin Historical Society
Contributors:Wisconsin Historical Society | Wisconsin State Journal
Online Publisher:[Madison, Wis.] : Wisconsin Historical Society
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Cite as: "Thousands Witness Parade of Klan: Fiery Crosses Give Color to Demonstration." Wisconsin State Journal. (5 October 1924). Online facsimile at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1002

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