Points of Interest form The Second Coming of the KKK by Linda Gordon
1915 Release of Birth of a Nation
Lynching of Leo Frank, Jewish, Atlanta businessman
Dr. William Joseph Simmons begins a KKK
1920s Henry Ford publishes "Protocols of the Elder Zion" and the "International Jew: The World's Problem"
Dr. Simmons hires the Southern Publicity Association--Elizabeth Taylor and Edward Young to promote the KKK.
KKK diversifies, racial purity (includes ethnic groups and Catholics) combined with evangelical Christian morality promoted as saving the country.
1921--KKK leaders Hiram Evans and David Stephenson buy out Dr. Simmons for $140,000
Dr. Simmons begins the Knights of the Flaming Sword and later the White Band. Dies in 1945.
Congressional hearings conducted by the House Committee on Rules
1922--Hiram Evans becomes the Imperial Wizard
Fires Clark and Tyler
Begins publishing the Fellowship Forum
KKK becomes a political party and politics are it's top priority
Recruiters put on salary instead of commission