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Ku Klux Klan

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Type: StillImage | Photographs
Creator: Stimson, Eva
Title: Ku Klux Klan
Date: 1987
Description: Ku Klux Klan

View of members of the Ku Klux Klan protesting the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in front of the Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta, Georgia.

Local identification number: VIS 158.18.59

The Ku Klux Klan is a vigilante organization founded in 1866 for the purposes of opposing Republican Reconstruction efforts in the South and maintaining white supremacy. The group has experienced fluctuating periods of revival and decline. In 1915, a second incarnation of the Klan was founded in Stone Mountain, Georgia by ex-minister William Simmons.

Local identification number: ahc158018059a.jpg

Subjects: Activists--Georgia--Atlanta | Parades and processions--Georgia--Atlanta | Signs (Notices) | Flags--Confederate States of America | Uniforms--1980-1990 | Ku Klux Klan (1915-)--Georgia | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, 2009
Original Material: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S Code) Permission ofr use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/southline,98

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs