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The Klan You'll Never Hear About in the Mainstream Media

December 1948, Talladega, AL., Klansmen and Santa Claus presented a radio to Jack Riddle, a 107 year old Negro and his wife, Josey, 86, so they could have their wish, to "hear the preachers." Grand Dragon Samuel Green explained that this demonstrated the true heart of a Klansman.

Col. William Joseph Simmons. "Benevolence and brotherly kindness is my quality of soul. Unselfish, patriotic service has been my mind and heart's unerring aim. To live, "Not For Self But For Others" (Non Silba Sed Anthar) has been my life's motto, my supreme ambition and my crowning glory. I do love my fellowman and have striven all my life to render him an unselfish, beneficial service." -- Col. William Joseph Simmons, fraternalist, philanthropist, founder and first Imperial Wizard of the revival Ku Klux Klan of 1915. Among other things, and to his credit, Col. Simmons planned that his Klan would establish five universities, a publishing company, a banking and trust institution to aid ailing farmers, free homes to newly weds, a national full employment policy, a program to support orphans, several medical research centers, and a chain of hospitals. At the height of its power the revived Ku Klux Klan had a membership of 8,904,871*- more then one out of eight American males between the ages of 21 and 65. This figure is even more impressive when one considers that many American males in this age group were ineligible for membership because they were Jewish, non white, Catholic, foreign born, or of bad reputation; quite possibly, the Klan's eight million plus membership was as much as one third of the eligible male population. If one wants to calculate the total membership of the entire KKK then one must add to this 8,904,871 figure the more then one million members of the Women of the Ku Klux Klan, a separate KKK organization. To that add the combined memberships of the Junior Klan for teenage boys, the Tri-KKlub for teenage girls, the Ku Klux Kiddies for pre-teens, the American Krusaders (the Klan auxiliary for foreign born naturalized American citizens), the Klan's Colored man's auxiliary, and the branches of the KKK established in Europe, Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand. So total KKK membership would have exceeded ten million. * This exact figure was found in the book, "Inside Ku Klux Klan" by Paul Gillette

and Eugene Tillinger.000 to the University of Virginia Centennial Endowment Fund.21: On Sept. in Charleston. September 24. Va. a police officer was killed by a criminal. Klan gave $1... in Richmond.. 17. accepted an offer of the Yoakum Klan to loan $30. the Henderson. which is available form us for $8. TX. November 24. The following are all from the years 1920 . W.00. 1920. and the American flag was to fly over the building at all times. On Aug. Klan gave $50 to two Negroes in needy .000 to the city for the building and equipping of a public library. Va. Winfield Jones. "Story of the Ku Klux Klan". the Chamber of Commerce of Yoakum. 27. by Col. TX. In March the Charlottesville. 1965..Va. Various Activities of the Ku Klux Klan: The following were taken from pages 88-89 of the book. Klansmen contributed $275 toward the support of the Old Ladies Home in Kanawha County. The Richmond Klan sent $100 to the widow. It was stipulated in the loan by the Klan that six Holy Bibles must be on file in the library. 1921. Page 41.

.000 toward rebuilding Wesley College. the Wharton. the Washington.circumstances. Nov. interest free. TX. Klan gave $60 to help a man afflicted with tuberculosis.. the Austin... Nov. July 20.. the Goliad. Klan gave $100 to the local Orphan's Home. Nov. TX. TX. 21.000. TX. 29. On Christmas Day. Klan sent $100 to the Salvation Army. D. the Atlanta. The Atlanta Klan gave $1. Klan sent $100 to the Orphans' Home. 1921. TX. the Greenville. TX. the Atlanta Klan contributed $100 to help pay expenses of Confederate veterans from Atlanta to Houston. Nov.. Klan contributed $1. to small tradesmen who needed capital for their businesses. the Dallas.. 7..000 to the Agnes Scott Girls' School in that city. TX. The Klan loaned many more thousands of dollars. Nov. Klan contributed $125 to the Christmas fund for former slaves. June 22. During this same time period the Atlanta Klan loaned $15. the Memphis. Klan gave $100 to the Salvation Army. the Cureo.. the San Antonio. which had been destroyed by fire. Picture above: 1920's magazine illustration celebrating the KKK's many charitable works.. free of interest. July 6. October 1. at the annual reunion of the United Confederate Veterans.C. Ga. Klan contributed $50 to a destitute widow. Klan contributed $50 to a town citizen whose home and possessions had been destroyed by fire. 23. July 9. . 25. TN. TX.. Klan gave $100 to the Red Cross. to small tradesmen across the country.

there was a race riot at Winter Gardens. Klansmen stationed along the way prevented any act of violence against the accused. the Little Rock. Ga. and members of that Klan stood guard for three days and three nights. Klan gave the chief of police $1. Fl. the Mayor of Columbus.. the local Klansmen helped to suppress the riot. Col. Feb. 1921. 25. Simmons happened to be passing and sent Klansmen among the mob to persuade them to disband.January. Evangelists Amie Semple McPherson and Billy Sunday were also affiliates of the KKK. AR. . If you don't know who Margaret Sanger was look it up. Photo above: Margaret Sanger gets ready to speak at a KKK rally at Silverlake.. protecting lives and property in the Negro quarters. praised the Columbus Klan for its assistance to the police department during an epidemic of burglaries. 1921. 5.. which was done..000 as reward money for the arrest and conviction of anyone attacking a woman. Nov. Ga.J. a mob formed to storm the jail and lynch a Negro charged with an atrocious crime. In Atlanta. Later when the Negro was taken from the jail to the courthouse.. 1920's. N.

It dates back to the Reconstruction Era as the Klan salute and predates the Nazi salute by decades. the Klansladies are giving a left handed salute copied from the old Roman Empire.Photo above: For those who can't tell their right from their left. .

instead of Ku Klux Klan. As it often happens.Photo above: Hard to read but it can be looked up to verify. The University of Illinois had this chapter founded in 1906. numerous colleges and universities had fraternal orders that were branches of the revived Ku Klux Klan. The original KKK was so popular that universities outside the south had fraternal social organizations named after them. In the 1920's. the Klan's name is misspelled Klu Klux Klan. .

Knights of Pythias. a small group of Klansmen would march down the aisle. sponsored social clubs and with few exceptions. by Robert Ingalls. 1983. the Ku Klux Klan pledged $50. "Everybody knows that politicians nowadays cater to all kinds of elements. In Portland. donated $67. and the Grangers. May 29. It donated to numerous charities. was a law abiding society accepted by other clubs such as the Masons. 1924. "Hoods: The Story of the Ku Klux Klan". Odd Fellows. church going family men. and some definitely anti-American.. in the early 1920's.00 to the church and left the service without incident." The following was taken from. some corrupt. What the Klan intends to do is make them pay some attention to the decent God fearing. 20 Klansmen marched down the aisle. "Few remember that 50 years ago the Klan was an accepted and often respected organization. Or.000 to a children's home and held a Christmas party featuring Kris Kringle. (page 39) Protestant ministers quickly found that the Klan's emphasis on religion helped swell church attendance. One Klansman declared. hand the minister an offering of money. They cater to the vice vote and even to the violently criminal vote.. (page 41) Most Klansmen were law abiding. The Klan also organized a Klan Kommunity Kit to compete with the Community Chest. church visits became a kind of ritual. during a dedication ceremony for a new organ at the First True Memorial Baptist Church. law abiding vote. Klansmen also hoped to eliminate vice and corruption through the ballot box.H. N. On April 24. and silently depart." (pages 42-43) .The following was taken from an article that appeared in the New Hampshire Sunday News in Manchester. Typically. mostly selfish.

Smith goes to Washington. Bootleggers. The Klan helped passage of a bond issue for the new high school in Greensburg. once the Klan made certain concessions to accommodate their religious beliefs. (page 165) In Florida. (page 234) In Pennsylvania. When New Jersey's Klan declared war on local bootleggers. In Minneapolis. the Klan presented a flag and flag pole to William and Mary College. the rum runners formed a defense council and publicly threatened to "Shoot to kill" anyone other then a policeman who interfered with their illegal traffic in liquor. by David M. the Klan was subjected not only to verbal abuse but also to physical assault in some areas. the "Pennsylvania Dutch" made the most loyal of Klansmen. the Klan presented bibles to Methodist Churches and stressed "positive Protestantism". the Klan donated flags and bibles to schools. The Klan joined other civic groups to protect city beaches from commercial exploitation and Klanswomen devoted their efforts to running a two story high free nursery. It gave a big contribution to the YMCA building fund. (page 151) In Indiana the Klan gathered contributions to build a new hospital. the Klan donated bibles and flags to schools. for example. (page 237) . the History of the Ku Klux Klan".Mr. (page 68) The following was taken from. Elsewhere in the state. (pages 226-227) In Virginia. "Hooded Americanism. During the 1920's. did not take kindly to the Klan's attempts to enforce prohibition. Chalmers.

C. with aid from the National Education Administration and the Scottish Rite Masons. where orphans were trained in farming and domestic science. the Pilgrims. Betsy Ross. 3. the Klan sought.. (page 260) The New York Klan built Klan Haven Home in Mannsville. and the importance of bible reading in schools. Dec. who had all been Catholics. (page 240) Photos above: Klanhaven children attending 5th annual Klorero of the WKKK of the Realm of Pa. 1932 The New York Klan donated the trophy at the Huntington Firemen's Tournament. south of Watertown. The Klan placed a wreath at the memorial for Hicksville's war dead. D. a cabinet-level department which would . (page 261) In Washington. It built Klan Haven for orphans and shared in paying the orphanage's expenses with the state. (page 256) Klan parades featured floats representing the Declaration of Independence.The Pennsylvania Klan was engaged in expensive educational and charity work. Federal prohibition agents on occasion worked with the Klan.

the Memphis Klan gave $500 to Negro victims of a local explosion. The Klan also contributed to the Red Cross. and promote physical education. (page 60) In 1922. and supported a weekly newspaper. financed a 75 piece drum and bugle corps. Klan organized two enormous meat and bean soup dinners for the victims of the depression. barbecues. the Klan warned loose women to keep away from the soldiers at Camp Sheridan. Most of New Jersey's Klan leadership were clergymen. (page 70) In 1923. 24. educate aliens and illiterates. (page 329) In New Jersey. (pages 244 & 253) The primary concerns of the New Jersey Klan was the preservation of the traditional American values. (page 7) The Klan donated $20. the Georgia Klan presented a radio to a 107 year old Negro. (page 76) Imperial Wizard Hiram W. a north Dallas orphanage which was dedicated on Oct.I veteran wounded by a marauder.00 to Decatur Junior High School. Dutch Reformed. Federal aid to education. and Evangelical Pastors and churches supplied pulpits for the cause. the Klan built Shark River Recreational Park. Klansmen demanded more police action against the criminal elements of Birmingham and so terrified local hoodlums that the police chief advised Nashville authorities to organize a Klavern. 1923.spend liberally to advance teacher training and salaries. (page 311) In the early 1950's. so should each and every agency of health be available without cost to every person within our borders. Health ought to be . "Just as education should be free. In Montgomery. the Klan raised $80. (pages 245-246) The New Jersey Klan formed the New Jersey Easter Sunday Evangelistic Society and held sunrise services at Basking Ridge and Bridgewater. by Kenneth Jackson. Evans significantly proposed a national system of Universal Medicare. "The Ku Klux Klan in the City.000 and built Hope Cottage. In 1918. In short. the Dallas Klan distributed food baskets at Christmas.W. The Klan's truest friends came from Bishop Alma White's Zarepath. (page 46) The Knoxville Klavern donated to the widow of a murder victim and to a W. (page 37) In 1921. distributed food among the needy. and the Methodists. Baptist. 1915-1930". Bishop Alma White praised the KKK by book and sermon. (page 249) The following was taken from. and donated clothing to the Old Folk's Home in Atlanta. (page 306) In Gainesville. (pages 284-285) The York. Pa. Pillar of Fire Church near Bound Brook. Picnics.. and outdoor sports were popular with local Klans. the Klan closed down houses of prostitution so that the students at the university would not be distracted from their studies. Presbyterian. Fl.

American Old Folk's Home. while the Oak Park Klan met the . rich and poor.. and planned a recreational resort with 320 homesites. donated to the Afro. Klan donated to the Morgan Park Protestant Home and the Protestant Women's Orphanage Home at Christmas. below: Klansmen preparing food baskets for the poor." (page 77) The Richmond Klan distributed distributed food baskets at Christmas.regarded as a public function from beginning to end. doctors. and nurses available to all. the Woodlawn. with hospitals. (page 82) In 1924. (page 81) Photo above: Klansmen giving food baskets to a Negro family in need. Photo The Birmingham Klan established an orphanage known as "Klanhaven" and published the "American Sentinel". IL.

(page 162) In 1922. by Kathleen M. shoes. the Pacific Congregational Church. (page 253) The following was taken from. civics. Local Klansmen also donated $1. Co. Evans. presented a charity circus in Hazarer's Hall. including . Blee. legislation.000 for a building fund and in 1923. citizenship. child welfare and delinquency. including several Colored and Catholic families by the Indianapolis Klan.. The local press lauded his action. and the Nazareth Evangelical Church.medical expenses of an impoverished widower. donated $5. (page 186) In 1922. and bed clothing were loaded into 12 big trucks and distributed to more than 100 homes. the Akron. The major areas of work for the WKKK's initial efforts were Americanism. in July 1922. " (page 28) The Franklin. (page 149) Between 1922 and 1925. "Women of the Klan". the Klan was instrumental in passing the only compulsory public education law in American history up to that time.20 love gift for her two children by the Klan. and politics.200 to the Immanuel Baptist Church after its spire had been torn away in a recent storm. law enforcement. (page 165) In 1923. In a five month period between Nov. the Southfield Community Church. (page 194) When evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson appeared in Denver. (pages 180-181) In Oregon. candies. accepted an invitation to attend the dedication of the Catholic Cathedral of Christ. Imperial Wizard Hiram W. Klan donated bibles and flags to South Side High School and secured adoption of an elective course in bible study. 1922 and March 1923.500 for hospital construction. Bushel baskets of groceries. disarmament. (page 98) On Christmas Day in 1922 and 1923. the Seattle Klan visited local churches and donated $200 to the Japanese Relief Fund (after the great Tokyo earthquake). The Columbus Klan also engaged in frequent charitable activities. In. education.500 for a Boy Scout fund drive.000 to the local Council of Religious Education. (page 217) In January 1939. Oh. the Wichita Klansmen donated $8. she was presented with a $64. public amusements. the St.000 to Atlanta's University of America and $100 to the Denver YMCA. (page 163) The Montgomery County Klan in Ohio. peace. the Third Congregational Church. Klansmen donated to the Douglas Park Christian Church. (Women's) Klan leaders insisted that in only five weeks the order had done a great deal of charity work among the sick and needy of Franklin. Louis Klan raised $1. (page 119) The Chicago Klan donated $1. (page 166) In 1922. the Baltimore Klan held a public bazaar to raise $10.

picnics for the entire family. another donated a Bible to every school in the county.. the Klan claimed it had presented $5 baskets of food to fourteen local families. The boys' order also ran summer camps under the sponsorship of the men's groups and formed a boys' drum corps. Some schools received copies of Stories of the Bible together with their flags and Bibles. awarded large American flags to three Protestant churches. (page 134) WKKK chapters competed among one another to bring Protestant values to the public schools. and even a burial ritual unique to the teen order. Both the boys' and girls' groups participated in Klan demonstrations. masks. The girls. Others received multiple copies of new Bibles for the use of their students or placards with the Ten Commandments for every schoolroom.donating sums Ranging from $32 to $250 to families whose bread winners were stricken ill. (page 145) The main activity of the teen orders was social and familial. sponsored Klan father and son nights. order also sponsored all-girl bands and drum corps that performed at Klan rallies and parades. . or a flag and a Bible to every school. They had robes. When one WKKK klavern presented a Bible to every public school in the township. and even given $25 to aColored woman whose home was damaged by fire. Moreover. and attended adult Klan rallies as pages and flag bearers. and joint meetings of the juniors and KKK.. In 1924. the Indiana Klan sponsored a statewide Junior Klan basketball tournament. sometimes with their own floats. The KKK and WKKK sponsored play parties for their juvenile orders. Juniors arranged competitive sporting events. (page 144) Women of the Klan in many Indiana counties met with township trustees to urge compulsory Bible reading in public schools. a set of passwords.

but.(page 159) Ku Klux Karnivals were also popular at the time. Nothing fake was done here. . note the UFO in the upper right corner of the photo.

Group sing alongs were a favorite pastime. Ky. and the first National Secretary of the organization. the value of work. and even produced their own movie using local Klanswomen as actresses. The Junior Klan. but robed Klansmen are in the far lower right of photo. (pages 164-165) The following was taken from. Hard to see.Kark K. the Indiana WKKK locals chartered trains to take their families to Mammoth Cave. was a preparation for the responsibilities of adult klanishness. "The Ku Klux Klan in the Southwest". As early as 1921. for example. So important was this task that the Klan even proposed a minimal tuition correspondence high school and a program of college scholarships for boys from low income families. like the Tri-K-Klub. by Charles C. marital fidelity. While girls were learning the virtues and tasks of motherhood and moral education of the young. once had a circus. to . and the importance of God. Alexander. usefulness. Hence the southwestern Klansman's conception of reform encompassed efforts to preserve premarital chastity. sponsored outdoor lectures and entertainment and movies. (page 161) The Marion County WKKK. Knecht. the boys were learning the secret agenda of the Klan itself. So let's bring on the Ku Klux Klowns. 4 in the CFA. (page 160) In the Klan. and respect for parental authority. who was a charter member No. Many Indiana WKKK klaverns sponsored performing groups who were in high demand.Klanswomen's activities were often indistinguishable from those of other middleclass white Protestant women. Virtually every WKKK klavern sponsored weekly cultural activities that ranged from readings and lectures to sewing circles and cooking demonstrations. citing its full agreement with the principles of the university. boys would learn self-reliance. the Klan presented Lanier University in Atlanta with a substantial endowment. Several WKKK chapters wrote and performed plays and skits.

this was accepted as a sincere manifestation of the benevolent spirit. near the Sabine River in Calcasieu Parish. and there were a number of occasions when Klansmen "captured" stills and deposited them in the middle of town. the Klan's charitable ventures seemed particularly admirable in a period of parsimony in public affairs. (page 84) Throughout the nation thousands of Protestant ministers (one Klan lecturer estimated the number at 40.compel obedience of state and national prohibition laws. and law violators". at DeQuincy. Like Masons. spent some time praising the Klan and accepting contributions from prosperous chapters. Others. looked kindly on the order and encouraged the male members of their flocks to join. to fight the postwar crime wave. (page 87) Even Billy Sunday. while not joining the Klan. (page 21) The next month. The Klan was always quite proud of these "citizens arrests" of liquor-making apparatus. with carrying out an effective drive against crime.000. (page 76) What can be said of the Klan's reign of repression? Stanley Frost. and promising help for "Negroes who conduct themselves as they should. but on negligent law officers as well. threatening "professional loafers.These contributions were distributed among a wide variety of worthy organizations and individuals. the local Klan introduced itself by posting signs warning disorderly boys and negligent parents. (page 48) In mid-December the Prescott Klan gave $54 to the Christmas fund of the local newspaper. and to rid state and local governments of dishonest politicians. (page 90) Politics eventually obscured every other form of Klan endeavor. but before southwestern Klansmen became thoroughly embroiled in political enterprises. Knights of Pythias. the order had spread goodwill as a philanthropic institution. (page 52) The Klan continually admonished bootleggers to "bring in the stills" and halt their illegal business. they ranged from modest .000) took citizenship in the Invisible Empire. (page 81) If members of the local Klan gave money to widows or the town's poor at Christmas." (page 47) Klansmen got their own evidence. the greatest revivalist of the early twentieth century. on "law and order" rather than on social amelioration.000 in charity during the year 1921. and other societies. Odd Fellows. the Klan carried on a fairly large amount of charity work wherever it was organized. from his observations in Oklahoma. Local chapters readily acknowledged their responsibility for such acts and received credit from law officers. whiskey dealers. not only on criminals. credited the Klan with working for public morality. Imperial headquarters announced that local chapters gave more than $1. Klan reform in the Southwest centered on personal conduct rather than on institutional change. and with organizing public opinion behind law enforcement.

In Arkansas. all proceeds going to a fund for the children. The following was taken from the Bloomington.M. asks that letter be printed. 21.donations to widows and sick people to ambitious fundraising drives for the construction of hospitals or orphans' homes. Galesburg . Feb. and the Houston Klan gave $2. (signed) The Colored Secret Spying Society of South Town. San Antonio Klan No. Ill. 101 pledged $1. Railroad lines sometimes offered reduced fares to Klansmen and ran extra trains to take the sheeted Knights to their special Konklaves. the Klan claimed that 500. (page 96) Photo below: Taking advantage of the railroad's offer. 1924: Headline: "Klansmen donate to Negro Church". "To members of the Ku Klux Klan Greetings . The following was taken from the Bloomington. El Dorado Klan No.000 toward the construction of a new Y. robed Klansmen board the train.C." . Ill. (pages 91-91) Alexandria Klan No. 1 financed a charity circus which played before a separate group of handicapped children for a week. 17. and so many Masons joined the Klan that in some communities the Masonic lodge became simply an adjunct of the local Klan unit. Later that year the Little Rock chapter of the Women of the Ku Klux Klan dedicated a fourteen room children's home on Woodlawn Ave. page 1: Headline: "Thanks to the Ku Klux Klan.500 in gold for a new "Y" building in the Alamo City. in Louisiana.000 to a Baptist hospital fund in Houston. We will appreciate any future steps that you may take to completely wipe out these practices. 1922. were Masons. Shawnee.000 Masons were citizens of the Invisible Empire. created a relief fund of nearly $2.Negro comes into newspaper office. "Daily Pantagraph" Sept.000 for victims of a tornado at Pineville. Little Rock Klan No.100 robed men walked . Forth Worth Klan No. "Daily Bulletin".We wish to thank you for your courtesy for helping to stop dishonesty and immoral practices in this section of town. (pages 92-93) In 1923. 92 initiated a fundraising drive for an Arkansas Oil and Gas Field Klan Hospital.000 and to be open to patients of all religious denominations. 31 contributed $2. to cost $125.A. Both Simmons and his successor as Imperial Wizard. In the spring of 1925. Okla. Evans. 12. building in the city.

24. N. The pastor acknowledged receipt of a donation of $25. .K." Rev.In a letter which accompanied the gift. Hughes delivered a sermon on "Money" before the dusky congregation and assisted in taking up the collection. Oct. the local organization of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan presented the congregation with an envelope containing four ten dollar bills. Hughes. and would be used in the proper way. . page 11: Headline: "Negroes refuse to join war on Klan in Suffolk. Dec. nine of sixteen ministers with Catholics say Klan isn't harmful to them..." From "Dawn".K. 20... TX. page 8: Headline: "Klan visits Negro Preacher. .00 made by the Klansmen. 1923. TX. who is regarded as a local leader of his race. Just against intermarriage. James Church". which is merely another example of the false propaganda being sent out by those who oppose this American organization. to assist him in raising funds for religious work in the Colored community.00 to pastor with note. Wis." The following was taken from Chicago's "Dawn".into colored church during services and gave $65. Rev. . it is declared that reports that the Ku Klux Klan is an anti-Negro organization are untrue. at the Colored Baptist Church here.Y. Peterson said. At the Sunday service. F." Madison. This was indicated the other day by statements of Klan leaders and Rev. from that same page of "Dawn": Headline: "Negro leader learns Klan is friend. 14. .The Negro Methodist church was the scene of an extraordinary sensation last Sunday afternoon when several white robed Klansmen entered the building and presented the pastor with a donation of $40. likes Klan. pastor of the African Bethel church. Much of the following was taken from. Charles W. From "Dawn" Nov." From "Dawn"." Also. 1922: Headline: "Black Billy Sunday in Ft. 2. 23. "The Klan is your friend.. 1923.The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the Negroes of Madison have buried the hatchet. The visit followed the request of the pastor to Rev. He also said if the Klan is composed of such men and holds such high principles his prayer to God is for more Klansmen.J. pastor of the First Methodist church." Sour Lake." A summing up of the New Jersey KKK.00 and a message of encouragement. The minister responded with his thanks and assured us that it was received in the proper spirit.. About three weeks ago the minister of this congregation received a letter ordering him to leave the city within twelve hours and letter was signed K. "The board of trustees of our church regards the donation as being made in good faith and has accepted it as such. Peterson. Oct. preaches at St. page 10: Headline: "Dixon Klan gives to Negro Baptist Church". Dec. Worth. "It has helped to dispel natural prejudices and to encourage better feeling.

J.J. Bishop White also predicted that the Klan would be popular among the colleges starting with Princeton University. Dutch Reformed. Klan. Bishop White praised the Klan by sermon. He ruled the New Jersey KKK right up to the Klan's disbandment in the 1940's. preserve the White race. and Evangelical pastors and churches supplied pulpits and prestige for the Klan. It reached a membership of around 100. and Klan records. mixed marriages. and uphold law and order." This meant stressing the virtues of Christian fundamentalism and temperance. The Klan's first strongholds were in Passaic. by David Chalmers. the separation of church and state. Attorney Arthur Bell was N. where the Grand Dragon lived and the Imperial Wizard visited. The Pillar of Fire Church looked with favor upon the Klan's fiery cross. wife beatings. As the Klan's Tri-KGirls put it. Klansmen appeared at friendly churches such as the Third Presbyterian in Elizabeth. Although Baptist. the Grace Methodist in Kearney. Klan to receive support from the ministry. and immorality were particularly opposed by the N. Klan was the preservation of the traditional American values. sat in reserved sections. Bishop Alma White's religious community of Zarepath (near Bound Brook) favored the Klan which they saw as an ally in the fight to protect bible Christianity against modern distortions and criticism. and Morris counties and in the area around Trenton and Camden. and in the church's Good Citizen publication. child abuse. In the mid-twenties. rallied. that in New Jersey this often led to friendly relations and co-operation with many churches. therefore. the History of the Ku Klux Klan". the "Good Citizen" magazine.'s first and longest reigning Grand Dragon."Hooded Americanism. Union.000.J. Drunkenness. and the Colonial United Methodist Church in Oxford. the Klan marched. The Klan built Monroe Recreational Park and Shark River Recreational Park. Apart from it's nocturnal rituals and fraternalism. It's purposes were to protect the Constitution and pure womanhood. donated money to the minister. The Imperial Wizard visited the Bishop White at her Zarepath church grounds several times. It became characteristic of the N. the primary concern of the N. and worshipped. His wife Leah Bell was the state leader of the Women of the Ku Klux Klan. Before long the Klan prospered and spread throughout the state. Usually they entered "robed up". The KKK first spread to New Jersey from the states of New York and Pennsylvania early in 1921 and has had a history of being a peaceful Klan. the Grace Methodist Episcopal in Newark. gave talks on why the Klan favored positive . There were no substantiated reports of actual Klan violence and ceremonial cross lightings were common. Bergen. its truest friends came from the Pillar of Fire Church and the Methodists. It was not surprising. Essex. the Calvary Methodist Episcopal in Paterson. the First Baptist in Bayonne. But the Klan grew strongest in Monmouth county. "The return to the teachings of our mothers. (The Klan placed the valuable Shark River Recreational Park in the name of the Monmouth Pleasure Club Association. Presbyterian. book.J.

Some ministers preached that the Klan was the only hope of bringing straying Christians back into the fold. The Klan took part in the Flag Day parade in Bloomfield.Christianity. the Klan's verse of the New Testament. the Klan participated in the dedication of a new non-denominational church. Point Pleasant. Klansmen and churchmen joined to sponsor Senator Heflin for president at a rally at Upsala College. Members of the clergy joined the Klan.J. (Such was not considered a violation of the separation of church and state at the time. Although vice was always a matter of concern. In the spring of 1923. Klan were often ministers and some pastors headed Klaverns or held state or local Klan office. ministers gave special sermons on Americanism. Throughout the 1920's. 17 of Rahway and Linden sponsored a fund raising drive to rebuild the Negro Church of Carteret.) Later that summer the Klan and the Ministerial Association of Plainfield joined in opposition to Sabbath breaking. In the village of Atco. Of all the denominations. During this time the KKK donated money to the Negro church of Belmar and paid off the mortgage to theNegro church of Vineland. the relationship between Klan and clergy continued. near Camden. . In Monmouth and Ocean Counties Klansmen regularly paraded through the streets of Long Branch. the extremely active local Klansmen accused the city government of protecting vice and lawlessness. and peacefully departed as church choirs sang "Onward Christian Soldiers". the ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church were most prominent in Klan affairs. In Atlantic City. the Klan went to the state assembly to support a bill to permit New Testament readings in public schools. The principal objectives of their concern were usually immorality and drunkenness. and quoted from Romans 12:1. They warmly approved joint efforts with the Klan to carry it out. In 11926. and Lakewood on their way to Sunday morning services. the Civic Church League and the Klan met at the First Methodist Episcopal Church to combine forces against such. and the Grand Dragon promised that he would strive to return New Jersey to "The Old Time Religion". The recruiters and speakers of the N. In Asbury Park. While approving Klansmen and congregations listened. The banner on photo below reads: "Help Us To Rebuild The Negro Church Of Carteret". Asbury Park. the bond uniting Klan and churchmen was a common struggle against alcohol abuse. the Unity Klan No. Many ministers in New Jersey felt that it was part of their duty to seek out and reproach transgressors.

By the 1960's the Klan was once again established in New Jersey. Ga. just prior to US involvement in W. the revived N.II the Nazis killed Gen. since the collapse of most neo-nazi illegal "KKK" groups the potential for the re-establishment of a legitimate political or fraternal order Klan group does exist. But. it . the Klan was on the receiving end and more the victims rather than the doers of violence.II. The Klan continued in New Jersey. the Klan occasionally threatened the anti-Klan groups in New Jersey. Green. Then in the 1980's a serious attempt was made to establish a legitimate Klan once again.Klan also donated money to charities such as the Salvation Army. until in 1944.W.J. fire departments. The New Jersey was not anti-Catholic in anyway.B. KKK came in 1940. While it's main purpose was political and it had a member elected to public office twice and even ran a write in candidate for governor.. size.W. Fragmented units of various splinter Klans continually came and went. However. who was a United States Air Force general and was Grand Dragon of the Georgia KKK. Grand Dragon Author Bell and a number of Klansmen and Klanswomen took part in a joint rally at Camp Nordland with the American Nazi Bund led by August Klapport. Forrest III (grandson of Grand Wizard Nathan B. The New Jersey Ku Klux Klan disbanded in the early 1990's and there has been no legitimate KKK groups established in New Jersey ever since. the illegal activities of neo-nazis. who formed illegal renegade rival "Klans" made the task of re-establishing a legitimate respectable Klan in New Jersey impossible. First Aid Squads.W.Although out of necessity. N. churches. the Klan was nationally disbanded for the second time. the KKK was revived again by Dr. on Stone Mountain. Greek Orthodox as well as Roman Catholics made up 40% of modern membership.Forrest).J. or influence. It was a short lived association as W. ever since biased historians and distortionists have used that incident to create the myth that the KKK and nazis were allied to each other. In 1946. and that during W. However. The most controversial activity of the N. and the Polish Mothers' Hospital. However. It is ignored by these myth makers that in the 1920's the KKK passed out anti-fascist (as well as anti-communist) literature. There was no unity.II send Klansmen nationwide rallying around the flag and Americanism more then ever. that in the 1930's the Nazis in Germany persecuted and destroyed the German branch of the KKK established there.

would be a difficult thing to try given today's politically correct mind control. Klan cleans up a highway during Earth Day. .J. Photos below: The N.

Klansman. not Klu. . branches of the KKK join the "Adopt a Road" clean up campaign and more often then not. Photos below: In the 1980's. It's Ku. anti Klan sign makers purposely spell the name wrong. Photo bellow: In other states. Donald Toms. in Frederick. MD. every time the KKK does something positive the anti Klan (anti White) press tries to make something negative of it.Cartoon below: As usual. entered his Ku Klux Kar in a demolition derby and wins the trophy.

Food for thought: In 1923. recognized critics of the American scene. Mencken and George Jean Nathan. H. described the Ku Klux Klan for Smart Set. They flayed every organizational aspect of the national life. majority or . their journal of satirical sophistication.L. Sparing no one.

com . so are the American Legion and Tammany Hall. If the Klan is bent upon political control. Hiram W. so is the Methodist Church. so are all of the states south of the Mason-Dixon line. so do the Elks. and firemen. so does the Red Cross. If the Klan holds idiotic parades in the public streets. If the Klan is against the Jews. so do the officers of the Lambs' Club. so do the police.traditionalistamericanknights. so is the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Evans.minority. they connected the KKK with all that was ludicrous and unwarranted in a society which they felt represented mediocrity. so would you or I. If the Klan is for damnation and persecution. The Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is based upon the same principles as the Second Era Klan under the leadership of Colonel William Joseph Simmons. If the Klan uses the mails for shaking down suckers. They wrote: "Not a single solitary sound reason has yet been advanced for putting the Ku Klux Klan out of business. If the Klan constitutes itself a censor of private morals. If the Klan conducts its business in secret. so do all college Greek letter fraternities and the Department of State. If the Klan lynches a Moor for raping someone's daughter. If the Klan is against the foreign born or the hyphenated citizen. so are half of the good hotels of the Republic and three-quarters of the good clubs. the letter-carriers. so do the Knights of Pythias and Mystic Shriners." ******************************************************************** Dr. If the Klan holds its meetings in the dead of night. We Invite you to find out more about our Noble Order by Calling 888-276-6760 or going to our website at www. so does the Congress of the United States. If the Klan wears grotesque uniforms. If the Klan is against the Negro. If the Klan's officers bear ridiculous names.