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The Ku Klux Klan: Unfortunate Result of PR Success in 1920s America

The Ku Klux Klan: Unfortunate Result of PR Success in 1920s America

Hear author Dale Laackman speak this Thursday, November 20, at new Evanston bookstore, Bookends & Beginnings, 1712 Sherman Ave., 6pm-7:30pm. His talk is based on his book, For the Kingdom and the Power, which considers the viral expansion of the KKK during the 1920s not just as history, but as a successful marketing campaign, engineered by two bright and unscrupulous promoters, Bessie Tyler and Edward Young Clarke. Of special interest is Laackman’s research into KKK successes in the North, more specifically in the Chicago metropolitan area–including the North Shore and Northwestern University. 

Celebrating the release of “For the Kingdom and the Power” at The Avenue

Dale Laackman signs copies of his new book "For the Kingdom and the Power" at the book release party at The Avenue restaurant in Wilmette, Illinois, June 21, 2014.

Over 80 people attended the book release party of Dale Laackman’s debut history For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle That Spread Hate Across America at The Avenue restaurant in Wilmette on June 21, 2014. Laackman spoke about the 14-year-journey of uncovering the story in his book and one of his favorite themes: “History–it never gets old.”