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This exhibit traces the activities of the Ku Klux Klan in New Brunswick in the 1920s during what’s known as the second era of the Klan.
The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is an American white supremacist hate group. The first Klan emerged as a vigilante group in the South after the Civil War. During the first era of the Klan, the group actively terrorized and intimidated newly emancipated African Americans in the South from 1865 until it was suppressed in the early 1870s. Then in the 1910s, the Klan reemerged in Georgia. In the 1920s, this second manifestation of the Klan grew into a large national organization with thousands of members joining local chapters throughout the country including in New Jersey.
This exhibit sheds light on the forgotten history of the New Brunswick branch of the NAACP in the 1920s. The...