A picture taken during the 1924 Democratic Convention has surfaced and the liberals are not happy about it.
The convention was also known as “Klanbake.”
The Ku Klux Klan, is a white supremacy group, which has been described as the oldest and most notorious hate group in America.
Maybe the time of activity of this group has ended, but thanks to disputes about Confederate monuments, the group is once again back into the spotlight.
The Confederate symbols and monuments came up to a debate back in June 2015, after Dylann Roof murdered nine African-Americans in a Charleston, S.C., church as a means to “start a race war.” A number of photos appeared at the time, showing Roof’s car which had an ornamental Confederate license plate and Roof holding the Confederate flag.
A month after this horrific incident, the South Carolina Statehouse removed the Confederate flag from its grounds and the problem had seized.
However, the issue got reopened again in August 12, 2017, after a group of fifty Ku Klux Klan members and other white nationalists went on the streets to protest against the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a public park in Charlottesville Va.
These nationalists were faced with a group of counter-protesters, approximately 1,000 in number. To make the situation even worse, after the rally dispersed, a car plowed into a group near the city’s downtown mall, killing a 32-year-old woman.
Also, on Aug. 26, 2017, two weeks after the incident, one man from Baltimore who was identified as a Klan imperial wizard was arrested and charged with firing a gun during the gathering.
All these occurrences caused the Madison Mayor Paul Soglin to announce the removal of two Confederate memorials from the city’s Forest Hill Cemetery. This cemetery is the resting place of a hundred and forty Confederate soldiers who lost their lives at Camp Randall as prisoners of war.
A group “Confederate Rest” plaque installed in 1981 was taken down after the announcement. In addition to this, a 4-foot tall monument installed in 1931 has been referred to the Common Council and the debate about its fate still goes on.
Chairman Scott Grabins scolded Soglin for an “antiseptic wipe to the memory of American voters.” in a news release from the Republican Party of Dane County.
The announcement from Aug. 25, 2017 cited a number of historical instances when Democrats opposed civil rights initiatives, ending the list with this declaration: “The KKK was founded as the military arm of the Democratic Party.”
Upon being asked to revoke his claim, Grabins replied by saying that the history of the Klan is familiar and referred to the entry on the KKK in the History.com website.
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