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Central Wisconsin Book Festival Wisconsin Women in the KKK With Author John Kinville

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Central Wisconsin Book Festival
Wisconsin Women in the KKK With Author John Kinville

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Join us for an interesting, multimedia presentation about a little-known (and a little troubling) piece of Wisconsin history with author John Kinville!

Sometimes lost in discussions about Wisconsin's progressive politics in the early 20th century is the xenophobia that also took root throughout the state.

John Kinville unearthed the history of a Wisconsin chapter of the Ku Klux Klan active in the 1920s and 1930s - which probably isn't too surprising. But this particular Klan group was made up entirely of women! Kinville documents the history of Women's Klan no. 14 in his new book "The Grey Eagles of Chippewa Falls" and will join us during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival to talk about it.

Kinville's multimedia presentation shares how these women sought to uphold Prohibition and lend helping hands to their neighbors, while also promoting the Klan's malicious ideology.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. More information on attending via Zoom coming soon! Call 715-261-7230 for more information.

Support for the 2020 Central Wisconsin Book Festival was provided through the Community Arts Grant Program of the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, with funds provided by the Wisconsin Arts Board, a state agency; the Community Foundation; and the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation.

Support also provided by the Murco Foundation Fund, the Marathon County Public Library Foundation, the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library and Wisconsin Public Radio.

  • CWBF: Wisconsin Women in the KKK with Author John Kinville
    📅 Attend Sat., 9/26/20, 23 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Join us for an interesting, virtual multimedia presentation about a little-known (and a little troubling) piece of Wisconsin history with author John Kinville! 🖶