|Creator:||Simmons, W. J., (William Joseph), 1880-1945|
|Title:||Ku Klux Klan Charter for Bowden, Georgia|
|Dates:||1918 December 4|
|Quantity:||1.0 item (1 oversize folder)|
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.
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.
Ku Klux Klan charter for Bowden, Georgia, ms 3690. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
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