This is a rough timeline of the rise of the second Ku Klux Klan between 1915 and 1940. Each red dot shows a local unit or "Klavern."
The first Klan of Reconstruction and the third Klan of the Civil Rights era were both concentrated in the Deep South, but the second Klan spread across the United States. That tells us that parts of the Klan’s appeal (racism, anti-Semitism, and above all, anti-Catholicism) were widespread.
This map invites you to learn about the second Klan in your area and across the U.S. and to study the courage of those who opposed the Klan.