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Ku Klux Klan in Georgia

Ku Klux Klan in Georgia

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ku Klux Klan in Georgia
Creator: Ku Klux Klan (19th cent.)
Inclusive Dates: 1927-1948
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2667
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Ku Klux Klan (KKK), a secret society organized in 1866 by Nathan Bedford Forest and other Confederate veterans to intimidate newly freed African Americans. Disbanded in 1869, the KKK re-emerged in 1915 under the leadership of William J. Simmons.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of printed documents relating to the Ku Klux Klan unit in Lithonia, Georgia. Documents include quarterly reports, lists of men suspended, financial reports, and applications for membership. The collection also includes documents from Dr. Samuel Green, office of the Grand Dragon, Realm of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ku Klux Klan in Georgia, ms2667, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Ku Klux Klan (1915-). Realm of Georgia -- Membership
Ku Klux Klan (1915-). Realm of Georgia -- Records and correspondence
Quarterly reports.
White supremacy movements -- Georgia -- Lithonia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: Ku Klux Klan collection, ms582; Lyman W. Denton The Ku Klux Klan and the Days of Reconstruction or the Shadow of the Kennesaw manuscript, ms1491; The revival of the Ku Klux Klan typescript, ms1694; Ku Klux Klan ephemera collection, ms2955.

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