Milestones in Emancipation: Women gain equal rights in the KKK.

Mrs. Robbie Gill Comer, Imperial Commander of the women’s division in the annual parade of the KKK, 14 Sept. 1926, Washington DC. A somewhat uncomfortable little corner of American history. Below, the Creed of Klanswomen. For a fascinating overview of the Klan see John F. McClymer.

3 thoughts on “Milestones in Emancipation: Women gain equal rights in the KKK.

  1. “… standing unafraid in the full effulgence of equality and enlightenment.”
    Somehow the word ‘effulgence’ seems to have gone out of fashion since this was written.

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    • Indeed it has! Though I did spot a recent and interesting use on Wiktionary, from 2007. A writer describes a chap whose beard was “effulgent with spilled drink”. Kind of works. Does Ausstrahlung mean the same as effulgent, in the “radiant” sense?

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  2. Ausstrahlung doesn’t sound right to me for effulgence, but I can’t think of any better translation. (Perhaps because I would never use ‘effulgence’ in English.)

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