Monday, June 24, 2019

Ken Raymond to Black History, the GOP, and a Conversation

On this day in history, June 24, 1924, the Klan-dominated Democrat National Convention convened at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The national delegation were mainly members of the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan attended in large numbers in support William McAdoo for President of the United States.

They also attended in support of their members on the Democrat Platflorm Committee. These are copies of the front page of the New York Times and the Washington Post after opening day of the meeting.

The Democrat Party raised a banner near Madison Square Garden to welcome Klan members.

The Washington Post also published a cartoon of a Klan member riding a donkey to illustrate the Klan's influence over the Democrat Party.

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