The Bright Fiery Cross

Written by
Alvia O. Deree, American
Composed by
Bennard, George, American, 1873 - 1958
Subject of
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944
ink on paper
H x W: 12 × 9 in. (30.5 × 22.8 cm)
sheet music
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Sheet music for the song "The Bright Fiery Cross" by Alvia O. Deree and George Bennard. The sheet music has two pages and is printed on white paper with blue, red and black ink. The front cover features a red cross surrounded by Klu Klux Klan members in white robes and hoods at center. Written in bold white text is “THE BRIGHT FIERY CROSS / By / Alvia O. DeRee” at top and “OUR SONG / Price 60¢.” The back of the sheet music features an advertisement for a phonographic recording of the song.
African American
Fraternal organizations
United States--History--1865-1921
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
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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