Kavod on the Road: CO Women of the Ku Klux Klan

tue28feb1:00 pmtue2:30 pmKavod on the Road: CO Women of the Ku Klux Klan


(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm(GMT-07:00)


Hebrew Educational Alliance

3600 S. Ivanhoe Street

Event Details

In the 1920s, from Maine to California, in the cities and in rural communities, large numbers of men and women joined the Ku Klux Klan to promote the cause of 100% Americanism. They believed America needed to be saved from the influences of recent immigrants, blacks, Catholics and Jews. In Colorado, Klan membership numbers reached as high as 35,000 men and 11,000 women. Little has been written about the women of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado or its leader, Laurena Senter, a pillar of the Denver community until her death in 1986. This presentation will provide context for understanding the evolution of the Klan into mainstream America in the 1920s and the making of this social movement in Colorado, focusing on the women. Join us for light refreshments and schmoozing following the program.