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And his last known affiliation with the Klan was almost 70 years ago, in 1946.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game
January 2, 2015
The area is 98 percent white, and the Klan has a strong foothold even to this very day.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
December 30, 2014
He claimed people already “feel much better” about their safety now that the Klan is on the case.
At its height in the 1920s, Terry noted, the Klan wielded real political influence, boasting a membership upwards of four million.
Black and white were now mixing sufficiently to make a Klan member weep.How Rock and Roll Killed Jim Crow
October 26, 2014
The Tenneyson slaves wasn't bothered with patrollers, neither the Klan.
The preacher was telling about the Bible days when the Klan rode up.
The battle-flag of the Klan,” he said; “the standard of the Grand Dragon.
In the centre of the line waved from a gold-tipped spear the battle-flag of the Klan.
In organization the Klan was modelled after the Federal Union.
- the Klan short for Ku Klux Klan
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Word Origin and History for klan
1867, short for ku klux klan.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper