Ku Klux Klan Costume

The Ku Klux Klan is a racist group. Although there have always been different branches, all have a common goal: to maintain the supremacy of the White race over Black people. While membership in the Klan has fluctuated during its 130 year history, the scope of its hatred has expanded to add Jews, Catholics, homosexuals, and immigrants.

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Accession reference: International Slavery Museum, ISM.2007.5.1-2