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Then/Now/Next: The Ku Klux Klan Data Mapping Project, 1915-1940, and Today's Dialogue on Race



James Branch Cabell Library, second-floor Multipurpose Room (250)
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284


VCU Libraries presents an open discussion and presentation about "Mapping the Second Ku Klux Klan, 1915-1940," a digital project between VCU Libraries and VCU Department of History professor John Kneebone, Ph.D. Although the Ku Klux Klan is typically associated with the South—especially states such as Georgia, in which the Klan got its start in 1915—this project, an animated online map, illustrates that the Klan spread with alarming rapidity across the country to establish chapters in all 50 states. The map paints a disturbing portrait of our culture, inviting users to reflect on why the Klan's message of racism, anti-Semitism and anti-Catholicism appealed to so many.

Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. Chips, cookies, and drinks will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks.

Try out "Mapping the Second Ku Klux Klan, 1915-1940."

Image: Mapping the Second Ku Klux Klan, 1915-1940, by John Kneebone, Ph.D., and VCU Libraries


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James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
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509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
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