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Ku Klux Klan procession, Portland, ca. 1923

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Ku Klux Klan procession, Portland, ca. 1923

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The Ku Klux Klan impacted Maine politics during 1923 when over 7,000 of their number rallied to change city government structure from having an elected mayor to hiring a city manager.

The Klan had a huge headquarters complex on Forest Avenue. The Klan's Maine director, F. Eugene "Doc" Farnsworth, spoke against Catholics, Jews and immigrants.

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  • Title: Ku Klux Klan procession, Portland, ca. 1923
  • Creation Date: circa 1923
  • Subject Date: circa 1923
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Black and white photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 10 x 12
  • Local Code: Photographs--Portland--Processions
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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