Less than 100 years ago, Texas embodied the Ku Klux Klan, and Dallas was its heart.
In the 1920s, the Dallas chapter of the KKK was the largest in the United States.
From the February Advocate:
The Dallas Klan No. 66 had about 13,000 members in the 1920s; it was the largest chapter in the United States, according to Michael Phillips’ 2004 book “White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001”. Hiram Wesley Evans, a dentist with a practice downtown, became national leader of the KKK in 1922.
Read the full story about KKK parades in Oak Cliff and powerful racists in Dallas here.