The Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History
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At times, it has been among the most powerful and largest fraternal organizations in America, boasting up to four million members. It has survived for more than a century by wrapping its doctrine of hate and intolerance around the sacred cloth of Christianity and the fabric of American patriotism.
THE KU KLUX KLAN: A SECRET HISTORY goes beyond the flaming crosses and beneath the robes to reveal the dark heart of this controversial organization. Authors David Chambers (Hooded Americanism) and Wyn Craig Wade (The Fiery Cross) trace the history of the Clan from its birth in 1866 to the present day. Discover how it has adapted to changing realities and responded to ""crises"" like the Civil Rights Movement and affirmative action. In gripping interviews C. Edward Foster and Jeff Bary, the Klan's Grand Dragon and Imperial Wizard, talk about their organization and its ideals, while opponents like civil rights activist Julian Bond paint a very different picture. Rare footage captures Klan rituals and rites, and archival footage chronicles the pivotal moments in the Klan's long history. From the ashes of the Civil War to David Duke, this is a chronicle of 130 years of institutionalized hatred, violence and ignorance.