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Liberals Aren’t Liking These Newly-Discovered Photos Of The 1924 Democrat Convention…


CP| The picture was taken during the 1924 Democratic Convention.

It was also known as “Klanbake.”

In Madison Square Garden, New York City, from June 24 to July 9, a dispute during came up revolving around an attempt by non-Klan delegates, led by Forney Johnston of Alabama, to condemn the organization for its violence in the Democratic Party’s platform.

But Klan delegates defeated the platform plank in a series of floor debates.

To celebrate, tens of thousands of hooded Klansmen rallied in a field in New Jersey, across the river from New York City. This event, known subsequently as the “Klanbake”, was also attended by hundreds of Klan delegates to the convention, who burned crosses, urged violence and intimidation against African Americans and Catholics, and attacked effigies of Smith.

The final vote was 546.15 for the Klan, 542.85 against it.

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  1. Sluggo

    August 24, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Completely bogus article.

    The picture is of a funeral march on King Street in Wisconsin on December 5th 1924, not a political convention. It’s taken from the Wisconsin Historical Society and it’s in no way “newly discovered”. It’s freaking 93 years old.

    The convention is not known as “Klanbake” — that’s the name given to the KKK gathering across the river in New Jersey to demonstrate. And in that convention there was indeed a Senator from Alabama leading the charge to denounce the Klan but his name was Oscar Underwood, not “Forney Johnston”. Forney Johnston had been by then dead for over a decade.

    When Underwood and Al Smith on one side and McAdoo on the other came to a deadlock the nomination went to dark horse John Davis — who then promptly denounced the Klan anyway. After that the KKK supported Calvin Coolidge, the only major candidate who did not publicly denounce them. And four years later the Klan supported Hoover, running a vicious smear campaign against Al Smith, and it took credit, deserved or not, for both victories.

    Moreover in that same election (1924) Republicans Brewster (Maine), Morley and Means (Colorado) and Jackson (Indiana) were all elected to high office, and scores more to local offices, with overt support of the Klan.

    Clearly a hack writer who doesn’t dare sign his name is dabbling in revisionist history. And can’t even vet his own photos or background info. NOBODY holds a convention on trolley tracks. Just ask Forney Johnston.

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