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Posts tagged Ku Klux Klan

October 1, 2012

 

white-robed KKK members in Indiana

Worshipping In A Warzone

For a young Catholic boy in a small Indiana town in the early 1920s, attending mass felt like "walking through a battlefield”.

February 28, 2011

 

Martinsville Sanitarium

Damage Control for a Painful History

When the Klan announced plans to march through Martinsville in 1967, the mayor successfully banned a parade and residents ignored the Klan’s motorcade.

February 21, 2011

 

The Muncie Post-Democrat, 1923

A Newspaper Man Against The Klan

At a time when the KKK permeated the state legislature, a Muncie newspaperman was waging an editorial battle against the oppressive organization.

February 22, 2010

 

Monster Meetings At The YMCA

Even before the founding of the NAACP, an Indianapolis institution came to serve as a crucible for integration.

February 18, 2009

 

Black and White and Read All Over: The Indianapolis Recorder

A national leader among African-American publications, the Indianapolis Recorder newspaper has served the Circle City’s black population since 1895.

May 19, 2008

 

Bette Cadou

Now known as the voice that announces the start of the Indy 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Mari Hulman George was barred from checking in on the pit crew servicing the race car she owned back in the 1960s.

February 18, 2008

 

No More Beauty Queens

Although race relations on most college campuses in the 1960s were volatile, the Bloomington campus of Indiana University was relatively progressive in attempting to establish civil rights for all of its students. Despite the state’s Southern ties, and the sometime pervasiveness of the Ku Klux Klan throughout Indiana government, Bloomington provided a less hostile environment for blacks than other places in the state.

February 13, 2006

 

Ku Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan had a resurgence in the early twentieth century. But the Grand Dragon's 1925 conviction ended the Klan's reign.

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