Ku Klux Klan, Hodgdon, ca. 1924

Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Ku Klux Klan, Hodgdon, ca. 1924

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The Ku Klux Klan marching in Hodgdon.

The first Ku Klux Klan faded from the South in the late 1870’s and 1880’s after the end of Reconstruction. A second Ku Klux Klan rose up from the Atlanta, Georgia area after World War I in response to fear of immigrants, radicalism and changing morals as well as hostility toward Roman Catholics, Jews, African Americans, bootleggers and divorcees.

The Klan is known to have had a presence in almost all Maine communities in the 1920’s with a membership of about 20,000 to 40,000.

By the 1930's the Maine Klan fell apart as quickly as it grew with numerous scandals of financial mismanagement, bootlegging and the fact that the Maine people did not care for the ultimate hate campaigns once they became clear.

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About This Item

  • Title: Ku Klux Klan, Hodgdon, ca. 1924
  • Creation Date: circa 1924
  • Subject Date: circa 1924
  • Local Name:
  • Town: Hodgdon
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 8.9 cm x 5.7 cm
  • Local Code: N-84
  • Object Type: Image

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Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
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