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Ku Klux Klan board train at Queen City Station

Fort Cumberland Klan #37 of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Fort Cumberland Klan #37 of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan board a train at the Queen City Railroad Station enroute to the big KKK march in Washington, DC, in August 1925.

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

In November 1925, George M. Payne, a member of the Cumberland Police Department, died suddenly from a heart attack. The funeral was held from his residence on Decatur street with his pastor, Reverend D. M. Brown, of the Central Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating. Klansmen in robes attended the services, lining the streets to form a large aisle through which the remains were carried. Thousands of people attended the burial ceremony at the cemetery. The Klansmen of Fort Cumberland, Unit No. 37, had full charge of the ceremonies at the grave.


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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