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.