Creator

Date Original

1883

Description

This collection contains notes written by members of the Ku Klux Klan to or about two black men, Joshua Aynes and W.H. Johnson, from Scott County, Arkansas. Aynes and Johnson were threatened with violence or death if they did not leave the area.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Ku Klux Klan emerged in Arkansas in 1868 and was used to intimidate African Americans, as well as their white supporters. Governor Powell Clayton used the state militia to crack down on the Klan, but could not suppress its activities entirely.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Scott County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.034.010

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Ku Klux Klan notes, 1883

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Ku Klux Klan notes, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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