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Klan Starts Nation-wide Boycott Against Jews

October 27, 1924
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The Ku Klux Klan has launched a nation-wide economic boycott against all who are not members of the “Invisible Empire”, particularly against the Jews. This is the information issued by Henry P. Fry, former Kleagle of the Klan.

Mr. Fry discloses that a scheme has been put into operation whereby merchants not belonging to the K. K. K. will be boycotted.

A directory is being published by the T W K (Trade With Klansmen) Publishing Co. of Washington, D. C. in which will appear names of Klan merchants. Each subscribed to this directory will receive one copy together with a card bearing the letters T W K to be exhibited by Klan merchants in their stores and other places of business as a guarantee that the merchant is a 100 per cent American. The T W K directories are to be used to distinguish merchants who belong to the K.K.K. from merchants who do not.

This scheme is prompted by the motive to spread and develop the boycott to a point when “100 per cent Americans” will deal exclusively with members of the Klan.

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