- Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
- Ku Klux Klan flyers
- WGBH Educational Foundation
- Date of Original:
- White supremacy movements--Alabama--Birmingham
White supremacy movements--United States
African Americans--Violence against
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
- United States, Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham, 33.52066, -86.80249
United States, Tennessee, Giles County, 35.20215, -87.03478
United States, Tennessee, Giles County, Pulaski, 35.1998, -87.03084
- instructional materials
fliers (printed matter)
- 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 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.
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.
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- Contributing Institution:
- Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, Ala.)