October 19, 2021

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Ku Klux Klan membership records made public in Denver

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History Colorado has debuted an online archive of 1,300 pages of original Ku Klux Klan membership records from 1924 through 1926, previously on public display at the History Colorado Center in downtown Denver.

History Colorado digitized the hate group’s ledgers, which include about 30,000 entries, to highlight the widespread racism built into the city’s political and cultural history, The Denver Post reported. Researchers know some of the entries are repeats of the same people, so the total number of members is unknown, History Colorado spokesperson John Eding said.

The organization received a $5,000 grant from the Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board to digitize the records, History Colorado Chief Operating Officer Dawn DiPrince said.

The funds went to labor costs,…

The Associated Press

2021-05-04 06:43:26

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