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Ku Klux Klan Charter for Bowden, Georgia

Ku Klux Klan Charter for Bowden, Georgia

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ku Klux Klan Charter for Bowden, Georgia
Creator: Simmons, W. J. (William Joseph), 1880-1945
Inclusive Dates: 1918 December 4
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 item(s) 1 oversize folder
Collection Number: ms3690
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Ku Klux Klan is the name of a secret organization in the United States which first appeared in 1866. Over the years it has advocatd white supremacy, anti-Semitism, racism, anti-Catholicism, homophobia, and nativism. Members often acted as vigilantes while hidden behind white robes and masks.

Scope and Content

A charter issued by Imperial Wizard William Joseph Simmons (1880-1945) on December 4, 1918, for an order of the Klan to be located in Bowden, Georgia. The charter is in response to a petition by citizens listed on the charter for the Chas. B. McDaniel Klan No. 11.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ku Klux Klan charter for Bowden, Georgia, ms3690, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Secret societies -- Georgia.
White supremacy movements -- Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections: Ku Klux Klan collection, ms582; Ku Klux Klan- Athens Klan #5 records, ms712; Lyman W. Denton-The Ku Klux Klan and the days of reconstruction, ms1491; The revival of the Ku Klux Klan, ms1694; Ku Klux Klan papers, ms2214; Ku Klux Klan in Georgia, ms2667; Ku Klux Klan ephemera collection, ms2955; Knights of the Ku Klux Klan pamphlet, ms3685; Women of the Ku Klux Klan, ms3686.

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