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Klowns of the Koo Koo Krust

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It is well known that the first Nebraska Klavern of the Ku Klux Klan was formed in Omaha in 1921.  It is also known that the Klan was claiming as many as 45,000 members two years later.  Perhaps less well-documented is the resistance to this group during that period.  The fiery poster featured above was issued by an unknown organization in Nebraska as a counterpoint to Klan propaganda and is part of the museum collection of the Society.

-Deb Arenz, Senior Museum Curator

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