Ku Klux Klan, Hodgdon, ca. 1923

Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Description

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 a 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 a number of Maine communities in the 1920’s with a membership of about 20,000.

About This Item

  • Title: Ku Klux Klan, Hodgdon, ca. 1923
  • Creation Date: circa 1923
  • Subject Date: circa 1923
  • Local Name: Hodgdon
  • Town: Hodgdon
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 25 cm x 20 cm
  • Local Code: N-84
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
207-532-6984

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