In the name of traffic safety they should have let the ladies drive - not easy to have a full view of the outside world through those small eye holes.
The early 20's seems to have been the Klan's heydays: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan#Rapid_growth
Hate on wheels.
OMG... creepy as hell!
I'll take inappropriate titles for 100 Alex...
Tony, You're a man after my own heart!
pardon my lack of finding humor in said title...
Can anyone read the state abbreviation clearly on the license plates? I can't tell if it was VA or KS. Strangely enough, the greatest growth in KKK membership in the post 1900 era was in the Midwest, not the deep south where you might expect. In the 1920's Indiana led the nation in KKK membership.
Did they not think that the car tags would give them away?
It is a very scary part of the past.
A little history is in order when we are presented with racists such as those.
Interesting reading here:
Our nation’s top historians reveal that the Democratic Party gave us the Ku Klux Klan, Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws and other repressive legislation which resulted in the multitude of murders, lynchings, mutilations, and intimidations (of thousands of black and white Republicans). On the issue of slavery: historians say the Democrats gave their lives to expand it, the Republicans gave their lives to ban it.
Republicans fought to end it.
Democrats passed those discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws.
Democrats supported and passed the Missouri Compromise to protect slavery.
Democrats supported and passed the Kansas Nebraska Act to expand slavery.
Democrats supported and backed the Dred Scott Decision.
Democrats opposed educating blacks and murdered our teachers.
Democrats fought against anti-lynching laws.
Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, is well known for having been a “Kleagle” in the Ku Klux Klan.
Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, personally filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for 14 straight hours to keep it from passage.
Democrats passed the Repeal Act of 1894 that overturned civil right laws enacted by Republicans.
Democrats declared that they would rather vote for a “yellow dog” than vote for a Republican, because the Republican Party was known as the party for blacks.
Democrat President Woodrow Wilson, reintroduced segregation throughout the federal government immediately upon taking office in 1913.
Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first appointment to the Supreme Court was a life member of the Ku Klux Klan, Sen. Hugo Black, Democrat of Alabama.
Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s choice for vice president in 1944 was Harry Truman, who had joined the Ku Klux Klan in Kansas City in 1922.
Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt resisted Republican efforts to pass a federal law against lynching.
Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt opposed integration of the armed forces.
Democrat Senators Sam Ervin, Albert Gore, Sr. and Robert Byrd were the chief opponents of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Democrats supported and backed Judge John Ferguson in the case of Plessy v Ferguson.
Democrats supported the School Board of Topeka Kansas in the case of Brown v The Board of Education of Topeka Kansas.
Democrat public safety commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor, in Birmingham, Ala., unleashed vicious dogs and turned fire hoses on black civil rights demonstrators.
Democrats were who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the other protesters were fighting.
Democrat Georgia Governor Lester Maddox “brandished an ax hammer to prevent blacks from patronizing his restaurant.
Democrat Governor George Wallace stood in front of the Alabama schoolhouse in 1963, declaring there would be segregation forever.
Democrat Arkansas Governor Faubus tried to prevent desegregation of Little Rock public schools.
Democrat Senator John F. Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil rights Act.
Democrat President John F. Kennedy opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King.
Democrat President John F. Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI.
Democrat President Bill Clinton’s mentor was U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, an Arkansas Democrat and a supporter of racial segregation.
Democrat President Bill Clinton interned for J. William Fulbright in 1966-67.
Democrat Senator J. William Fulbright signed the Southern Manifesto opposing the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision.
Democrat Senator J. William Fulbright joined with the Dixiecrats in filibustering the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1964.
Democrat Senator J. William Fulbright voted against the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Southern Democrats opposed desegregation and integration.
1.The Emancipation Proclamation
2.The 13th Amendment
3.The 14th Amendment
4.The 15th Amendment
5.The Reconstruction Act of 1867
6.The Civil Rights of 1866
7.The Enforcement Act of 1870
8.The Forced Act of 1871
9.The Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871
10.The Civil Rights Act of 1875
11.The Freeman Bureau
12.The Civil Rights Act of 1957
13.The Civil Rights Act of 1960
14.The United State Civil Rights Commission
Republicans gave strong bi-partisan support and sponsorship for the following
1.The Civil Rights Act of 1964
2.The Voting Rights Act of 1965
3.The 1968 Civil Rights Acts
4.The Equal Opportunity Act of 1972
5.Goals and Timetables for Affirmative Action Programs
6.Comprehensive Employment Training Act of 1973
7.Voting Rights Act of Amendment of 1982
8.Civil Rights Act of 1983
9.Federal Contract Compliance and Workforce Development Act of 1988
Republicans enacted civil rights laws in the 1950’s and 1960’s, over the objection of Democrats.
Republicans founded the HBCU’s (Historical Black College’s and Universities) and started the NAACP to counter the racist practices of the Democrats.
Republicans pushed through much of the ground-breaking civil rights legislation in Congress.
Republicans fought slavery and amended the Constitution to grant blacks freedom, citizenship and the right to vote.
Republicans pushed through much of the groundbreaking civil rights legislation from the 1860s through the 1960s.
Republican President Dwight Eisenhower sent troops into the South to desegregate the schools.
Republican President Eisenhower appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the Supreme Court, which resulted in the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision.
Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois, not Democrat President Lyndon Johnson, was the one who pushed through the civil rights laws of the 1960’s.
Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois wrote the language for the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois also crafted the language for the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibited discrimination in housing.
Republican and black American, A. Phillip Randolph, organized the 1963 March by Dr. King on Washington.
The 1964 Civil Rights Act Roll Call Vote: In the House, only 64 percent of the Democrats (153 yes, 91 no), but 80 percent of the Republicans (136 yes, 35 no), voted for it. In the Senate, while only 68 percent of the Democrats endorsed the bill (46 yes, 21 no), 82 percent of the Republicans voted to enact it (27 yes, 6 no).
Thaddeus Stevens, a Radical Republican that introduced legislation to give African Americans the so-called 40 acres and a mule and Democrats overwhelmingly voted against the bill.
During the Senate debates on the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, it was revealed that members of the Democratic Party formed many terrorist organizations like the Ku Klux Klan to murder and intimidate African Americans voters. The Ku Klux Klan Act was a bill introduced by a Republican Congress to stop Klan Activities.
History reveals that Democrats lynched, burned, mutilated and murdered thousands of blacks and completely destroyed entire towns and communities occupied by middle class Blacks, including Rosewood, Florida, the Greenwood District in Tulsa Oklahoma, and Wilmington, North Carolina to name a few.
History reveals that it was Abolitionists and Radical Republicans such as Henry L. Morehouse and General Oliver Howard that started many of the traditional Black colleges, while Democrats fought to keep them closed. Many of our traditional Black colleges are named after white Republicans.
After exclusively giving the Democrats their votes for the past 25 years, the average African American cannot point to one piece of civil rights legislation sponsored solely by the Democratic Party that was specifically designed to eradicate the unique problems that African Americans face today.
A Model T on the left end and an Overland on the right. What are the in between cars?
Yea, if the sheet was supposed to hide anything, the cars exposed it with tags and what not.
Kinda means they weren't really trying to hide alot.
Are you suggesting that politics (and politicians) obfuscate, bloviate, and otherwise cast falsehoods ?
I am SHOCKED !
It's interesting that in each car is a woman absent a hood. I guess they were just "invisible".
Well Royce did it again. He turned it political. You will notice that most if not all those KKK supporters listed are now dead.
This is 2016.
That photo reminds me of a lyric in the musical "Chicago"... " driving to hell in a fast car"!
I am suggesting that those are carloads of democrats. Republicans were the enemy of the KKK, then and now.
History repeats itself but with the good guys becoming the bad guys and the bad guys the good. And neither side has compromise or decorum in their vocabulary.
For this election cycle tighten your seat belt, put on your helmet and _______ the ride.
They raced too.
Wouldn't his pointy hat blow off?
Woody Allen talked about going to a Halloween party dressed as a ghost. A sheet over his head and a car with some other guys with sheets over their heads stopped to pick him up. You'd have to hear him tell it.
I believe the second car from the left is a 1919 Maxwell.
Maybe he repositioned it while racing to make his head more aerodynamic.
Jerry,No chanch as those were actually traffic cones and they were screwed on using a tapered thread!! Bud,who just finnished plowing the driveway again!
Then there was the Django scene:
That last photo is what you call a "Pit Clan".
Royce - Thanks for showing the truth.
No, his pointy head keeps the hat in place.
If memory serves me right, When the KKK was first started in the mid 1800's I think it was supposed to be a charitable organization to help folk with very low incomes. It wasn't till many years later it went down the bad path it took.
Richard, here is that Woody Allen story you alluded to...
Allen dresses up as a ghost for a Halloween party in the American South, but gets mistaken as a klansman by several other Southern men wearing sheets. They take him in their car, and soon find out that he’s a Jewish New Yorker. They decide to hang him, and Allen begins to panic:
“And suddenly my whole life passed before my eyes. I saw myself as a kid again, in Kansas, going to school, swimming at the swimming hole, and fishing, frying up a mess-o-catfish, going down to the general store, getting a piece of gingham for Emmy-Lou. And I realize it’s not my life. They’re gonna hang me in two minutes, and the wrong life is passing before my eyes. And I spoke to them, and I was really eloquent. I said, “Fellas, this country can’t survive, unless we love one another regardless of race, creed or color.” And they were so moved by my words, not only did they cut me down and let me go, but that night, I sold them two thousand dollars worth of Israel Bonds.”
I searched the web and found an example of KKK Kandy kommemorating the Klan that never made it past the marketing test phase.
Even with Chris Rock promoting it on the Oscars, it was a no-go. Thank God!
I'm going to Hell, aren't I?
Me thinks your wrong, Will. The KKK was started by a small group of highly disgruntled ex-Confederate soldiers including the infamous Calvaryman Nathan Bedford Forest. Their sole purpose was to continue the degradation and intimidation of the black man and to rid the South of anyone who wasn't a white Protestant. I think.
That's the one Jerry. Good find. He also was told that they were going to pick up the "Grand Dragon" on their way. He concluded someone was going to the party as a Dragon.
I think we resolved this gal wasn't part of the same association.
glad to know where a majority of this board stands... Maybe I picked the wrong car to restore, shoulda stuck with motorcycles.
Richard, my guess is that she is a member of this organization:
The only other Kappa Kappa Kappa I found is a fraternity at Dartmouth. I suppose she could be wearing her boyfriend's hat. Too bad we can't see the license plates on the cars in the photo clearly enough.
The family that preys together, stays together.