Anti-Klu Klux Klan Broadside: "A Challenge to Negro Citizens"

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One-sided anti-Klu Klux Klan broadside written by O. J. Gilmore of Kansas City, Missouri. Gilmore provides an excerpt of a statement by Kansas Governor Henry Justin Allen and an account from the Saturday Evening Post that detail the racism and violence exhibited by the KKK. Gilmore then includes an excerpt of Congressman E. C. Ellis, Republican candidate for Congress, in which Ellis aligns himself with the views of the KKK. Gilmore suggests that "If there is no Republican Party in our midst and what pretends to be is a mere annex of the Klu Klux, then let us vote against them or retrain from voting at all."

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1922
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1345 1/2 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO
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Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
Papers of Harry S. Truman Pertaining to Family, Business, and Personal Affairs, Box 23, Correspondence, General: October-December, 1922
Digital Object Identifier: 
TPL-THS-0021
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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.