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Written by:
William Joseph Simmons, American, 1880 - 1945  Search this
Published by:
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 8 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. (22.5 x 9.8 cm)
ca. 1916
An informational pamphlet on the Ku Klux Klan written by William Joseph Simmons, Imperial Wizard. The cover of the pamphlet features a light-colored illustration and text against a dark background. The illustration depicts a hooded and robed figure holding a flaming torch aloft while riding a horse that is also hooded and robed. The text reads [THE / KU / KLUX KLAN / YESTERDAY / TODAY AND / FOREVER / THE "FIERY" SUMMONS / WILLIAM JOSEPH SIMMONS / IMPERIAL WIZARD]. The pamphlet contains a declaration and the Ku Klux Klan creed.
Objects depicting symbols of hate or related to organized hate groups may be offensive and disturbing, but the NMAAHC aims to include them in the Collection to present and preserve the historical context in which they were created and used. Objects of this type provide an important historical record from which to study and evaluate history and culture.
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Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877  Search this
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Public domain
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