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This is a representation of a notice from Columbia, South Carolina, calling for a meeting of the Ku-Klux-Klan. The Klan was founded in 1866 by veterans of the Confederate Army. The Klan opposed the policies of Reconstruction (1865-1877) and was effective in keeping freedmen from voting which enabled them to gain political control in many states.

 

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"Ku-Klux-Klan" article in the Gazette and Courier newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Gazette and Courier
date   May 18, 1868
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   4.0"
width   3.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L05.079


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Pages from the diary of Martha Cochran

Letter to Aaron Fuller from son George re: slave market

Official Bulletin of the Mohawk Klan


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