Understanding Hate in America

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Alternate title

KKK Newspapers- Hate in America: The Rise and Fall of the KKK in the 1920s


This is a database of Ku Klux Klan newspapers, pro-Klan newspapers, and anti-Klan newspapers dating primarily from the 1920s. Each newspaper is fully scanned, and the text is fully searchable. Local, regional, and national newspapers are included.  

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 Black, Catholic, Jewish, and other presses exposed the Klan’s violence and bigotry.

Dates covered

1912-1936, but majority of content is from 1920s.

Type of coverage


Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Reveal Digital