Thursday host Allen Ruff talks to professor and award-winning historian Linda Gordon about her new book, The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition. They discuss the rise of the KKK in the twentieth century, including their presence in cities like Portland, OR and Indianapolis, […]
Mayor Milo Kittleson (1920-1926) would be remembered as one of Madison’s most influential visionary mayors — if only he hadn’t palled around with those domestic terrorists, the Ku Klux Klan.
(WORT) — In this week’s Madison History Podcast, local historian Stu Levitan describes one of the darkest episodes in city history. During Prohibition, the Madison Police Department secretly used the Ku Klux Klan to conduct raids on the city’s poorest residents.