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Item 42212

'It's Your Land and My Land,' Portland, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1923 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 20723

Ku Klux Klan, Hodgdon, ca. 1924

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1924 Location: Hodgdon Media: Photographic print

Item 1265

Ku Klux Klan procession, Portland, ca. 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1923 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

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The Nativist Klan

In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.

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Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.