History Lounge: The Klan in Minnesota

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Despite what many think the Klan was active throughout the country including in Minnesota where members organized fifty-one chapters in the Twin Cities, Rochester, Duluth and in smaller towns ranging from Virginia to Pipestone. These men and women threatened and intimidated many including union members, people who supported the repeal of Prohibition and their own Jewish, African American and immigrant neighbors. But they also played in town baseball teams, served as deacons in their churches, ran local businesses and were elected to political office across the state. Join Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle, author of "The Ku Klux Klan in Minnesota," for an examination of the activities of the Klan at its height in Minnesota. For more information visit http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/lounge.