H x W x D: 12 1/16 × 8 7/8 × 1/16 in. (30.6 × 22.6 × 0.1 cm)
Binghamton, Broome County, New York, United States, North and Central America
August 2, 1924
A white booklet with black text and images. Printed at the top of the cover is “VIGILANCE / A Champion of Militant Americanism / Volume 2 Binghamton N. Y., August 2, 1924 Number 5.” At the center of the cover is an image of a Klansman wearing a robe and hood. He is riding a horse, which is also wearing a robe. The man is holding a burning cross in his right hand. The eight-page booklet features articles about the Ku Klux Klan in New York.
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.