Ideals of the Ku Klux Klan

Printed by
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944
Subject of
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 9 × 3 15/16 in. (22.8 × 10 cm)
Type
pamphlets
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1925
Description
A pamphlet titled “Ideals of the Ku Klux Klan.” The eight-page pamphlet is printed on white paper in black text and outlines the principle beliefs of the organization. The front cover features the title of the pamphlet inside a decorative border. Below the title is a summary of what the pamphlet contains. The pamphlet is organized into sections: Character of the Organization, Radical Ideals, Citizenship Ideals, Patriotic Ideals, and Christian Ideals. In sub-section headings, the pamphlet states "THIS IS A WHITE MAN'S ORGANIZATION," "THIS IS A GENTILE ORGANIZATION," "IT IS AN AMERICAN ORGANIZATION," "IT IS A PROTESTANT ORGANIZATION," "WE STAND FOR WHITE SUPREMACY," and "WE MUST KEEP THIS A WHITE MAN'S COUNTRY."
Topic
African American
Fraternal organizations
United States--History--1919-1933
White supremacy movements
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift
Object number
2013.231.14.1
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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