Ku Klux Klan Charter for Bowden, Georgia

Ku Klux Klan Charter for Bowden, Georgia

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Simmons, W. J., (William Joseph), 1880-1945
Title: Ku Klux Klan Charter for Bowden, Georgia
Dates: 1918 December 4
Quantity: 1.0 item(s) 1 oversize folder
Coll. Number: ms3690

Biographical/Historical Note

The Ku Klux Klan is the name of a secret organization in the United States which first appeared in 1866. Over the years it has advocatd white supremacy, anti-Semitism, racism, anti-Catholicism, homophobia, and nativism. Members often acted as vigilantes while hidden behind white robes and masks.

Scope and Content Note

A charter issued by Imperial Wizard William Joseph Simmons (1880-1945) on December 4, 1918, for an order of the Klan to be located in Bowden, Georgia. The charter is in response to a petition by citizens listed on the charter for the Chas. B. McDaniel Klan No. 11.

Index Terms

Ku Klux Klan (1915- ).
Secret societies--Georgia.
White supremacy movements--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Ku Klux Klan charter for Bowden, Georgia, ms3690, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections: Ku Klux Klan collection, ms582; Ku Klux Klan- Athens Klan #5 records, ms712; Lyman W. Denton-The Ku Klux Klan and the days of reconstruction, ms1491; The revival of the Ku Klux Klan, ms1694; Ku Klux Klan papers, ms2214; Ku Klux Klan in Georgia, ms2667; Ku Klux Klan ephemera collection, ms2955; Knights of the Ku Klux Klan pamphlet, ms3685; Women of the Ku Klux Klan, ms3686.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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