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A day in the life of the KKK – in photos

by | 14th, August 2013

A DAY in the Life of the KKK, by Anthony S. Karen, updates our pictorial history of the KKK.


The son of an imperial wizard of a North Carolina–based Klan realm



Klan members gather at the site of a Civil War battleground for a traditional Ku Klux Klan wedding ceremony





Candidates wishing to become initiated into the Ku Klos Knights of the Ku Klux Klan take their oaths as part of a naturalization.

Candidates are blindfolded are led through the woods at a sometimes vigorous pace. They are questioned about Klan craft and history, and they swear certain oaths. They are then “knighted” through anointing with sacred waters, a sword touch on both shoulders, and a benediction. The new members are greeted and welcomed by the officiating officers.





“Little Charlie” of the Louisiana-based Dixie Rangers of the Ku Klux Klan displays her custom-made wedding veil as her fiancé looks on.





Members of a Louisiana-based Ku Klux Klan realm joke around at the home of one of their imperial officers





Carl, an imperial wizard of a Southern-based Ku Klux Klan realm (or state-level group), takes aim with a pellet gun at a large cockroach (on the piece of paper just below the clock), while his wife and goddaughter try to avoid getting struck by a possible ricochet.





The granddaughter of an imperial wizard of a Southern-based Klan realm





An imperial officer from a Midwestern-based Ku Klux Klan realm at the home of his imperial wizard and wife (left), shortly before departing for a Christmas party held for members at a local church





A Klansman during a unity gathering on his property in Virginia





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