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Ku Klux Klan Reported Winning Strength As Result of Negro Riots

The “white backlash” is giving new impetus to the Ku Klux Klan, it was reported today by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. Research findings on current Klan membership and activities were made public by Arnold Forster, general counsel of the League.

The findings show that the Klan, whose national membership had plummeted by last January, is on the upsurge again, holding rallies and recruitment drives throughout the South, its traditional home grounds, and making new inroads in the North and Midwest. The study estimates current Klan strength at approximately 29, 500 throughout the South, marking an increase of nearly 10, 000 since the beginning of the year, when Klansmen were told to “He low” as the House un-American Activities hearings were launched.