Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

“Ku Klux Klan Did Not Modify Its Policy Towards Jews” Declares Imperial Wizard Evans in Statement

August 29, 1924
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

An inquiry of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency at the Atlanta Headquarters of the K K K concerning the lately circulated reports that the Klan has modified its policy with regard to Jews who have served in the American Army has made it possible for them to join the order, brought the following reply.

Imperial Palace

Invisible Empire

Knights of the Ku-Klux-Klan Incorporated

Atlanta, Georgia

August 28th, 1924

Jewish Telegraphic Agency,

132 Nassau Street,

New York, N.Y.

Dear Sirs:

I am in receipt of your kind communication of August 18th., and in reply beg to advise that the prerequisites for membership in the Klan have not been changed.

Our organization is founded upon the Christian religion and as a prerequisite for membership therein, we require that applicants be native-born, white, gentile protestant American citizens of good moral character.

We recognize the right of all men to associate themselves together. The particular group which we are endeavoring to associate, come under the prerequisites heretofore given in this letter.

It trust that this statement will clarify any misapprehension under which you may be laboring, and beg to remain.

Courteously yours,

(Signed) H.W. Evans

Imperial Wizard-Knights of the Ku Klux Klan

Recommended from JTA