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What I’m Reading: The Second Coming of the KKK – 19 in a series – “In some locations, 60 percent or more of Klansmen were Masons.”

August 22nd, 2019

“These three parents instilled a set of beliefs in their offspring. The Klan’s fourth parent—the hundreds of fraternal societies in the United States—bestowed upon its child a mode of male bonding through brotherhood and ritual. Overlap was particularly large between the KKK and the Masons, an order that had long been anti-Catholic. One Mason reported that “Klan-joining became contagious and ran epidemic” throughout the Masonic lodges in the 1920s. 13 In some locations, 60 percent or more of Klansmen were Masons.”

The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition by Linda Gordon

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