The History of the KKK in Wisconsin

Picture of Mike Jacobs

Monday, October 23, 6:30pm

Professor Mike Jacobs, UW-Platteville

Though it may be hard to think about Klan chapters in our state, records show they were prevalent. In fact, by 1924 a Milwaukee chapter had 4,400 members and a clubhouse at 2424 Cedar Street (now West Kilbourn Avenue). Madison, Kenosha, Oshkosh and Racine, also had chapters. Throughout the 1920s, these chapters caused problems for both blacks and whites. During this program, history professor Mike Jacobs, shares KKK history, secret codes and traditions as well as some of their activities. 

This event is part of our Big Read. All welcome to attend, even if not reading the Big Read book. Learn more about the Big Read here!