“In contrast, Oklahoma, Indiana, Kansas, and southern Illinois—locations that were as much southern as northern—experienced a great deal of actual Klan violence: whippings, tar-and-featherings, and lynchings. In all four places, some degree of racial segregation was in place, and Klan violence helped keep it in place. In Oklahoma, Klan-provoked violence became so widespread—with a reported “one flogging for every night of the year”—that the governor placed parts of the state under martial law; Klan efforts got him impeached in 1923.39”
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