Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1915/11/25 William J Simmons leads 15 robed and hooded thugs on a bus from Atlanta to burn a crude pine cross on Stone Mt to mark the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan. Cross burning was not an original Klan activity but from the film "Birth of a Nation". Established The Birth of a Nation (film) Stone Mountain Memorial State Park Stone Mountain
1919/10/29 After Edward Young Clarke and Mrs Elizabeth Tyler are arrested, not quite fully clothed, in a police raid on the Underworld Resort at 185 S Pryor St in Atlanta (razed).
1919/10/31 After Edward Young Clarke and Mrs Elizabeth Tyler are found guilty of disorderly conduct and sentenced to pay $5.00 each and works on the streets or other public areas of Atlanta.
1920/06/00 Imperial Wizard William J Simmons hires Clarke and Tyler, giving them 80 percent of the profits ($2.50) from the dues of the new members, to aggressively promote a Klu Lux Klan that is rabidly anti-black, anti-Jewish and anti-Catholic. Mary Elizabeth Tyler House Atlanta, GA
1921/01/02 A reorganized Ku-Klux Klan, with branches already established throughout the South, has invaded the North with the avowed intention of becoming a national fraternal order. A den has been projected for New York City. - New-York Tribune History
1921/09/00 By the late summer, nearly 100,000 people have enrolled in the Klan and, at $10 a head (tax-free since the Klan is a "benevolent" society) Clarke and Tyler take in $800,000. Mary Elizabeth Tyler House Atlanta, GA
1921/09/21 Imperial Kleagle, Edward Young Clarke, and his associate in the publicity department of the Ku Klux Klan, Mrs Elizabeth Tyler, tender their resignations to Imperial Wizard William J Simmons.
1923/00/00 Middle-class and working-class whites join the KKK in droves, increasing the membership from 3,000 in 1920 to almost 3 million in 1923, about 2.7 percent of the US population of about 111.95 million.
1923/03/23 Seattle Klan No 4 gathers at Crystal Pool at 2nd Ave and Lenora St. Seattle KKK branch founded in 1922 with an initial membership of 2000. Their headquarters at the Securities Building, 1904 3rd Ave, serves as a regional headquarters. Racist Crystal Pool Facade Seattle
1923/07/00 Ku Klux Klan sues Hearst's International Magazine, whose offices are in the Lewisohn Building, after they publish a critical article based on documents the Klan claims were illegally obtained. The Klan did not deny the authenticity of the articles. Plaintiff Lewisohn Building New York City
1924/07/00 The 1924 Democratic National Convention is held at Madison Square Garden (razed) in New York City. The most powerful bloc in the Democratic Party is the Klan, fiercely opposed by the Tammany Hall Democrats. 1924 Democratic National Convention
1924/12/00 KKK members parade down a street in Madison, Wisconsin, to the funeral of a police officer who had been fatally shot, allegedly by two Italians.
1925/00/00 In the 1920s, the Klan's lecturers travel the country promoting its pro-prohibition message with discrimitory views tailored to local prejudices, such as Asians in CA, Mexicans in Az, Indians in the Dakotas, Catholics in NH and Black Americans. American Prohibition
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