A Ku Klux Klan (KKK) robe (a) with belt (b), associated with 2011.144.2.2ab, a hood and mask with a liner, worn by the Night Hawk rank officers whose main role is to act as security at "klonvocations." The Night Hawk's robe is usually shorter so as to allow easier movement. This particular Night Hawk robe was owned by writer and human rights activist Stetson Kennedy, who infiltrated the KKK in the 1940s, exposing its secrets to authorities and the outside world. The navy blue cotton calf-length robe has has full length straight sleeves.The robe is collarless and has an attached cape that fully drapes over the front of the shoulders. There are five (5) black plastic snap fasteners sewn on to the center front button band from the collar to the waist. Over the proper right breast is a machine embroidered rayon patch of a white skull outlined in black with the letters [KKK] embroidered in red on the forehead of the skull. Over the proper left breast is a machine embroidered rayon patch of a white cross outlined in black against a red background with a “blood drop” positioned vertically in the center of the cross. The black lines on the patch are four K’s arranged to look like a cross. The design is typically referred to as the "Mystic Insignia of a Klansman" (MIOAK). The interior of the hem is reinforced with white, cotton tape. The robe is not lined.
The belt is made of the same plain, navy blue cotton fabric as the robe, and has been hemmed down the length of the belt and at both ends.
A silk aviator's scarf worn by Woodrow W. Crockett. The scarf is slightly yellowed and has several small brown stains throughout. One end of the scarf is stamped with faded black stenciled letters, reading [W. W. CROCKET] on the left side and [CENTURY FIGHTER] on the right side. The words appear on the same face of the scarf.
A type K-1 Army Air Corps summer flight suit of the 100th Fighter Squadron worn by Woodrow W. Crockett. The suit is a size medium, made of cotton twill, and was distributed by the US Army Air Forces (USAAF). There is an area on the PL shoulder painted with the USAAF insignia. The suit has a number of zippered pockets on the front and there is a tag on the collar of the suit specifying the type, spec no. stock no. purchase order, and manufacturer.