Dark Days of the Ku Klux Klan Parading Down Pennsylvania Avenue

This is absolutely horrifying.

Some of you may not know this, but in 1928 (and a number of other times in the 1920s), the Ku Klux Klan was permitted to parade down Pennsylvania Ave. Hard to believe, I know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UomPUYgxSTY

 

More from Ghosts of DC

Le coin de F. Street Washington vis-à-vis nôtre maison été de 1817.

What F Street Looked Like in 1817

Check this out. This is a French drawing from the early 19th century. It looks a little different than today. I don’t see the J.

McKinley Tech

Three Stories About McKinley Tech

We received the following tweet the other day from GoDCer @HaroldPettigrew, and thought it was a good idea to dig up some stories on McKinley

View of Georgetown D.C. / lith. and printed in colors by E. Sachse & Co.

View of Georgetown in 1855

This lovely painting shows Georgetown in the distance as it looked in 1855. Source: Library of Congress