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KKK (Ku Klux Klan), Alcohol, & Prohibition: The KKK Supported Prohibition

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One of the major supporters of National Prohibition in the U.S. (1920-1933) was the anti-alcohol Ku Klux Klan (KKK). Indeed, the KKK supported Prohibition vigorously. It sometimes defended it violently. The KKK’s defense of Prohibition explains much of its popularity during the 1920s. In fact, people across the country supported the Klan. I. The KKK …

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Hiram Wesley Evans: Fierce Prohibition Enforcer

Hiram Wesley Evans was Imperial Wizard (leader) of the “second” Ku Klux Klan (KKK) from 1922 until 1939. The second Klan is often called the KKK of the 1920s. It was formed by Methodist minister and Democratic leader William J. Simmons. It was in 1915 on Stone Mountain near Atlanta. Simmons formed it to defend …

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