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Ban the Klan

Jean Augustine discusses the Klu Klux Klan.

TRANSCRIPT
And one of the things sometimes that we forget, is the fact that every so often, we have in various Ontario communities, the Ku Klux Klan would come and infiltrate, put posters out or do different things. And so this was "Ban the Klan, Comity for Racial Equality", and I think it was in-- I don't remember the name of the small town, but they had come into the town with leaflets and pamphlets speaking out against people in the community. And so these buttons were struck.

 

SOURCES
The Klan in Canada. (1924, November 20). The Globe (1844-1936).

Ku klux klan opens Toronto office. (1980, June 27). The Globe and Mail.

National Black Coalition of Canada. (1981). NBCC policy statement on the Ku Klux Klan. Pulse, 1(2):4.  Jean Augustine Fonds Box 2007-022/004 (08).