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Mississippi Ku-Klux in the Disguises in Which They Were Captured, 1872

Mississippi Ku-Klux in the Disguises in Which They Were Captured, 1872

These Ku Klux Klan members were arrested in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, for attempted murder. The Ku Klux Klan Act tried to prevent intimidation by Klan members.

Wood engraving from photograph, Harper's Weekly, January 27, 1872, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress