100 American: The KKK and Immigration in the 1920s

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What are we learn from studying the past about anti-immigrant hate today? Join us for this educators' webinar featuring our new resource.

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What can we learn about anti-immigrant hate today from studying our past? In the 1920s, the KKK cloaked anti-immigrant hate in patriotic rhetoric and imagery that continues to resonate. While many spoke out against the Klan's xenophobia in the 1920s, many others embraced their hateful ideas, which was spread through newspapers, songs, and public displays. These efforts transformed the Klan from a fringe group into a mainstream movement with deep connections to state and local politics in Indiana and in the nation as a whole. This webinar will introduce that history and model classroom-ready approaches for using historical sources to confront this difficult history. Historian Jill Weiss Simins from the Indiana Historical Bureau will provide a historical overview and staff from Re-Imagining Migration will model teaching strategies.

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