The City: Miami #5


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Ku Klux Klan Initiate at Miami.

Miami -- Winter visitors at Miami, Florida, got a real thrill the night of February 7th when 900 members of the Ku Klux suddenly appeared fully garbed on the golf links of the fashionable Miami Country Club. They had with them 355 initiates who were made members after going thru the regular ceremonies. No one except photographers and clansmen were allowed within two hundred feet of the fiery cross and altar. After the ceremony they all disappeared as suddenly as they had come. This is said to be the first public initiation in Florida and the first since 1872. It is said that clansmen from all over the South attended. Initiatives can be seen before the fiery cross and altar while taking the oath. (1922)

4 comments:

Fred said...

Not surprising since the Miami Country Club was restricted. Somehow, the idea of the Klan hitting the links is just plain odd.

Feta said...

Truly a striking photo, but truly an odious lot.

Mr DeBakey said...

Too bad surgical strikes had yet to be invented.

R.H. said...

Those boys knew how to hold a barbecue.