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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.
About This Item
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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