Women of America! The past! The present! The future! Outline of Principles and Teachings

Published by
Parke-Harper Publishing Company, American
Distributed by
Women of the Ku Klux Klan, American, founded 1923
Subject of
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944
ca. 1923
ink on paper
H x W x D: 5 11/16 × 3 × 1/16 in. (14.4 × 7.6 × 0.1 cm)
A small booklet of printed black text on white paper. Large black text at the top of the cover reads “Women of America! / The past! The present! / The Future!” At the center of the cover is a black and white image of a blindfolded woman holding a torch above her head with her right hand. In her left hand, she is holding a shield. Printed in black text at the bottom of the page is “Outline of Principles and Teachings / Women of the Ku Klux Klan / Incorporated / Issued by the Imperial Headquarters Women of / the Ku Klux Klan, Little Rock, Ark.” The image and text is surrounded by a checkered border. The booklet has sixteen pages.
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Place printed
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Fraternal organizations
Mass media
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
Public domain