Ku Klux Klan Ceremony

Members of the Ku Klux Klan in Valdosta gather around a burning cross during a ceremony in October 1922. That same year Hiram W. Evans of Texas assumed leadership of the Klan and worked to extend its political influence across the country, including in Georgia.

Courtesy of Georgia Archives, Vanishing Georgia Collection

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries