Documenting White Supremacy and Its Opponents in the 1920s
Documenting White Supremacy and Its Opponents in the 1920s is a collection of digitized historical newspapers promoting and opposing white supremacy, published mainly in the 1920s. It brings together local, regional, and national newspapers published by Ku Klux Klan organizations and by sympathetic publishers from across the U.S. It also includes key anti-Klan voices from newspapers published by American Black, Catholic, and Jewish communities.
As primary sources, these newspapers provide an overview of white nationalism in the 1920s, its rhetoric, and its political and social impact on mainstream American society. The anti-Klan newspapers demonstrate how communities actively resisted white supremacy. The aim of the collection is to prevent the erasure of history by documenting both the bigotry of the Klan and the work of the communities that opposed white supremacy.
1912-1936, but majority of content is from 1920s.