Pamphlet for the Ku Klux Klan written by Colonel William Joseph Simmons

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Written by
Simmons, William Joseph, American, 1880 - 1945
Published by
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. (22.5 x 9.8 cm)
Type
pamphlets
Date
ca. 1916
Description
An informational pamphlet on the Ku Klux Klan written by William Joseph Simmons, Imperial Wizard. The cover of the pamphlet features a light-colored illustration and text against a dark background. The illustration depicts a hooded and robed figure holding a flaming torch aloft while riding a horse that is also hooded and robed. The text reads [THE / KU / KLUX KLAN / YESTERDAY / TODAY AND / FOREVER / THE "FIERY" SUMMONS / WILLIAM JOSEPH SIMMONS / IMPERIAL WIZARD]. The pamphlet contains a declaration and the Ku Klux Klan creed.
Topic
African American
American South
Fraternal organizations
Reconstruction (United States History, 1865-1877)
United States--History--1865-1921
White supremacy movements
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.155.15
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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