Ku Klux Klan

Archive Report

Revival of the Ku Klux Klan Movement

The hooded order of the Ku Klux Klan, which originated in the South after the Civil War and reappeared to attain nation-wide prominence after World War I, is making its third appearance in the wake of World War II. Klan activity in the current postwar period has been limited so far to Georgia and a scattering of other states. The movement nevertheless contains disquieting potentialities as a rallying ground for individuals and other organizations animated by prejudices against various minority groups. It is in recognition of this danger that the State of Georgia, under the leadership of Gov. Arnall, has initiated legal action against the Klan in the hope of preventing it from gaining a strong enough foothold ...

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