Distributed by
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944
Owned by
Javert, Axel, American, 1900 - 1980
Signed by
Alanson Ayres, H., American
Javert, Axel, American, 1900 - 1980
ink on paper, plastic
H x W: 2 5/16 × 3 9/16 in. (5.9 × 9.1 cm)
A Ku Klux Klan membership card owned by Axel Javert. The paper card is printed in black, gold, green and red ink. The top of the card has “K-UNO K-DUO / KNIGHTS OF THE KU KLUX KLAN.” A red black and green insignia is at top center. The insignia has the words “Duty” and “Honor” incorporated in it. Text stating that Axel Javert is a member of the Ku Klux Klan appears below the insignia. The bottom is signed and dated by Axel Javert and H. Alanson Ayres. The back of the card has spaces to enter the owner’s signature and address.
Objects depicting symbols of hate or related to organized hate groups may be offensive and disturbing, but the NMAAHC aims to include them in the Collection to present and preserve the historical context in which they were created and used. Objects of this type provide an important historical record from which to study and evaluate history and culture.
Place used
New York, United States, North and Central America
Memorabilia and Ephemera
membership cards
Associations and institutions
Fraternal organizations
U.S. History, 1919-1933
White supremacy movements
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.

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