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Thread #33246 Message #441903
Posted By: Mark Cohen
16-Apr-01 - 03:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Some Sweet Justice Against the KKK
Subject: RE: BS: Some Sweet Justice Against the KKK
The Klan was known to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, in 19th century England: read "The Five Orange Pips." I remember reading that the name "Ku Klux" was chosen to imitate the sound of a rifle being cocked, which, if it's true, should say something about the orientation of the group from the beginning.