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 black-and-white photograph of Samuel M. Jackson in a home, wearing partial Masonic regalia. Jackson is wearing a white long-sleeved shirt with bowtie and suspenders, dark trousers, and a hat. He is sitting on a chair next to a sofa, petting the dog, Scrappy, who is laying on his back over the arm of the couch. Next to the sofa is a wood and glass coffee table, and behind the sofa are curtains in a bold floral pattern. All borders of the photograph are scalloped.
A color photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Jackson dressed to attend a Shriners event. The Jacksons are standing outside, in a driveway or on a sidewalk. Mrs. Jackson is wearing a white dress, a white fez with black tassel, white gloves, white stockings and white shoes, and she is carrying a large white handbag. Jackson is wearing a brown suit with a white shirt and tie, and a red fez with black tassel. Two (2) small spotted dogs stand at Mrs. Jackson's proper right side. There are trees and shrubs behind them.
A brass token stamped with [MEMBER / KKK / IN / GOOD STANDING] with a pendant hole at the top. The letters [KKK] have been punched out entirely while the rest of the text is engraved. The verso is blank.
A round, brass token stamped with [MEMBER / KKK / IN / GOOD STANDING]. The letters "KKK" are punched out entirely and appear prominently at center, with "MEMBER" above and "IN GOOD STANDING" below in engraved text. The back of the token is blank.