Item 25109 - Ku Klux Klan field day, Portland, 1926

Item 25109 - Ku Klux Klan field day, Portland, 1926
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Item 25109
Ku Klux Klan field day, Portland, 1926
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Members of the Ku Klux Klan from various Maine communities gathered in Portland for a field day on August 28, 1926. The Portland Expo building is to the right rear.

The Klan was active in Maine in the 1920s as a secret fraternal society that sought to influence politics and promote its ideas of nativism and Americanism, which included opposition to Roman Catholics, Jews, blacks, and immigrants.

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