When it comes to hate groups in America, of course, the longest-lived and most readily identifiable remains the Ku Klux Klan, which has been operating at varying degrees of influence and strength for close to 150 years.  In May 1946, LIFE magazine ran a series of remarkable pictures from a Klan initiation in Georgia, at the start of the Second Klan era.

When it comes to hate groups in America, of course, the longest-lived and most readily identifiable remains the Ku Klux Klan, which has been operating at varying degrees of influence and strength for close to 150 years. In May 1946, LIFE magazine ran a series of remarkable pictures from a Klan initiation in Georgia, at the start of the Second Klan era.

This is still going on today ---  Current Klan organizations  Bayou Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, prevalent in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and other areas of the Southeastern U.S.   Church of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan   Imperial Klans of America   Knights of the White Camelia   Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, headed by national director and self-claimed pastor Thom Robb, and based in Zinc, Arkansas  It claims to be the biggest Klan organization in America today.

This is still going on today --- Current Klan organizations Bayou Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, prevalent in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and other areas of the Southeastern U.S. Church of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Imperial Klans of America Knights of the White Camelia Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, headed by national director and self-claimed pastor Thom Robb, and based in Zinc, Arkansas It claims to be the biggest Klan organization in America today.

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Knights of the Ku Klux Klan rally, Saskatchewan, circa 1925: The KKK claimed chapters in 100 Sask towns until the 1930s

Knights of the Ku Klux Klan rally, Saskatchewan, circa 1925: The KKK claimed chapters in 100 Sask towns until the 1930s

Actual Ku Klux Klan clothes catalog from 1925. Crazy!!!

Actual Ku Klux Klan clothes catalog from 1925. Crazy!!!

z- Ku Klux Klan  (The burning of a cross was originally a Scottish Declaration that a Highland clan had armed and gathered on a hill- from which it would not retreat (only win or die)- it was not religious, had nothing to do with Christ's Cross...  The KKK's use was a corruption of this...)

z- Ku Klux Klan (The burning of a cross was originally a Scottish Declaration that a Highland clan had armed and gathered on a hill- from which it would not retreat (only win or die)- it was not religious, had nothing to do with Christ's Cross... The KKK's use was a corruption of this...)

Ku Klux Klan sheet music...................Today it would Barack Obama wearing the Uncle Sam clothes and the democrat party in KKK uniforms..

Ku Klux Klan sheet music...................Today it would Barack Obama wearing the Uncle Sam clothes and the democrat party in KKK uniforms..

May 1939, Ku Klux Klan member Another (sad) part of American history: Masked Ku Klux Klan member holds a noose outside a car window during a parade through an African American neighborhood of Miami on the night before a primary election.

May 1939, Ku Klux Klan member Another (sad) part of American history: Masked Ku Klux Klan member holds a noose outside a car window during a parade through an African American neighborhood of Miami on the night before a primary election.

In the hood: two members of the Ku Klux Klan, c.1870. The KKK was founded on 24 Dec 1865.

In the hood: two members of the Ku Klux Klan, c.1870. The KKK was founded on 24 Dec 1865.

Official Ku Klux Klan Robe Catalog  Prices range from $5 for your basic Klansman robe, to $40 for a Grand Dragon get-up. From 1925.

Your Official Ku Klux Klan Robe Catalog

Official Ku Klux Klan Robe Catalog Prices range from $5 for your basic Klansman robe, to $40 for a Grand Dragon get-up. From 1925.

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