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The 1920s Oregon KKK and its Opponents History Pub Encore

Wednesday, June 27

Explore how Oregonians in the 1920's resisted the KKK at History Pub Encore. David A. Horowitz explores how the Jazz Age Ku Kluz Klan attracted millions of middle-class and urban followers across the nation and how a coalition of Oregonians contributed to the movement's demise by contesting the order's fusion of ethnic prejudice, anti-intellectualism, and purity reform. A native of the Bronx, New York, Horowitz is a graduate of Antioch College and the recipient of a History PhD. from the University of Minnesota. He has taught U.S. Cultural and Modern Political History at Portland State University since 1968. Professor Horowitz is the editor and annotator of a collection of La Grande, Oregon KKK minutes entitled "Inside the Klavern: The Secret History of a 1920s Ku Klux Klan." He also has published "America's Political Class Under Fire: The Twentieth Century's Great Culture War" and a recent personal and professional memoir entitled "Getting There: An American Cultural Odyssey."

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