Ku Klux Klan field day, Portland, 1926

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Ku Klux Klan field day, Portland, 1926

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Description

Members of the Ku Klux Klan from various Maine communities gathered in Portland for a field day on August 28, 1926. The Portland Expo building is to the right rear.

The Klan was active in Maine in the 1920s as a secret fraternal society that sought to influence politics and promote its ideas of nativism and Americanism, which included opposition to Roman Catholics, Jews, blacks, and immigrants.

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  • Title: Ku Klux Klan field day, Portland, 1926
  • Creation Date: 1926-08-28
  • Subject Date: 1926-08-28
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: Photographs, rolled; 1999.433
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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