Civil War Era Studies
In 1925, the Pennsylvania Klan held its annual convention in Gettysburg in September. The Times called the Klan's parade through town a, "gorgeous display," and a, "monster procession." The Times headline trumpeted that, "vary-colored robes, capes and gowns present spectacle as Knights, Klanswomen and Junior Members march under warm September sun before large crowds along sidewalks." [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Interpreting Beyond the Battles: Could We Start with the Klan?" (2011). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 199.