Published on Jun 8, 2014
West Virginia based KKK group Loyal White Knights is upping their recruiting efforts, convinced that the US Government is on the verge of collapse. They are going to the internet and social media to get young recruits.
Barcroft TV has done an interesting video on this here:
From NY to Texas, KKK recruits with candies and fliers.
By Kristina Sgueglia, Marisa Marcellino and Ray Sanchez, CNN
Carlos Enrique Londoño laughs at the Ku Klux Klan recruitment flier recently left on the driveway of his suburban New York home. It’s unlikely the group would accept him.
“I’m Colombian and dark-skinned,” said Londoño, a painter and construction worker who has lived in Hampton Bays on Long Island for 30 years.
The flier was tucked into a plastic bag along with a membership application, the address for the KKK national office in North Carolina, a list of beliefs and three Jolly Rancher candies.
Gen. Nathan Forrest, a former Confederate soldier, slave trader and plantation owner, became Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan in 1867.
Actors in the silent film “The Birth of a Nation,” released in 1915, portrayed Ku Klux Klan members dressed in full regalia and riding horses.
William Joseph Simmons founded the second Ku Klux Klan on Thanksgiving 1915 after seeing “The Birth of a Nation.”
Ku Klux Klan members crawl out of a tunnel after a meeting in 1922.
Nelson Burroughs was kidnapped by members of the Ku Klux Klan and branded with hot irons in 1924 because he refused to renounce his Catholic vows.
Klan members march in a parade in Washington in 1927.
A Klan member hangs a noose out of a car window to intimidate black voters in Miami in 1939. Members drove 75 cars through the streets that day.
A cross burns in a field during a Ku Klux Klan rally in 1946.
Stetson Kennedy, an activist who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan and wrote about it in his book Southern Exposure, poses in KKK garb in 1947 and demonstrates the sign for the Oath of Secrecy.
A group of 58 Ku Klux Klan members marched through Pell City, Alabama, in 1949 with their faces uncovered, in accordance with a new state law.
The knights of the Ku Klux Klan formed a baseball team in Tennessee in 1957.
A woman dressed in Ku Klux Klan regalia holds her baby at a KKK meeting in Beaufort, South Carolina, in 1965.
Ku Klux Klan members chant “white power” during a rally to recruit members on the steps of the Defiance, Ohio, courthouse in 1999.
Members of the Knights of the Southern Cross of the Ku Klux Klan, joined by members of other Virginia Klan orders, participate in a cross lighting ceremony on May 28, 2011, near Powhatan, Virginia.
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The fliers appear to be part of a wider recruitment effort by the Klan across the country, Ryan Lenz, senior writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center, told CNN on Saturday.
Similar fliers have turned up in dozens of U.S. cities over the past six months, Lenz said. The SPLC was founded by civil rights lawyers, and is known for tracking and exposing the activities of such groups.
The SPLC says the Ku Klux Klan is the most infamous and oldest of American hate groups. African-Americans have been the main target of the historically violent group, but the Klan also has targeted Jews, immigrants, gays and lesbians and Catholics.