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Handbill for a Ku Klux Klan demonstration in Auburn, New York

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Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 11 15/16 × 8 15/16 in. (30.4 × 22.7 cm)
Place used:
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, United States, North and Central America
A handbill advertising a Ku Klux Klan demonstration in Auburn, New York. The handbill is off white with red ink. The front of the handbill reads “Kome KLANSMAN Kome / KAYUGA KOUNTY KLAN / Field Day and Demonstration / Lakeside Park, Auburn / Saturday & Sunday Oct. 1st & 2nd / We invite all Native born Protestants of good character / Krusaders, Tri K girls, Women of the K. K. K., / Klansmen and Juniors / SATURDAY AFTERNOON & EVENING / SPORTS, BAND CONCERTS – LADIES FIFE AND DRUM / CORPS – STREET [ARADE AT 4:00 P. M. /Does America Need the Klan? / Explained by National and State Speakers / RELIGIOUS SERVICES SUNDAY / Free Camping Space Luncheon Served on the Grounds.” The back of the handbill is blank.
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.
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
U.S. History, 1919-1933  Search this
White supremacy movements  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift
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