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Cumberland Ladies of the KKK

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The Liberty Aluminun Band, which was comprised of the "Cumberland Ladies of the KKK", lead off this Ku Klux Klan parade in Cumberland, circa 1925.

The following excerpt is from Cumberland, Maryland Through the Eyes of Herman J. Miller:

On Saturday evening, May 17, 1924, Cumberland received its first real insight of the Ku Klux Klan en mass when a large number of members of the organization assembled here for a series of ceremonies under auspices of Fort Cumberland Klan No. 37.

In addition to the Klan assemblage, which was certainly imposing in numbers, thousands of people gathered along Baltimore and adjacent streets, many curious, many interested. The scene outside Klan head quarters on South Mechanic Street was a busy one all day long, featured by incoming Klansmen who arrived on foot, by train and automobile.


Photo from the collection of Bonnie Wolfe and courtesy of the Allegany County Museum.


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Allegany County, Maryland

African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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