Tag Archives: Ku Klux Klan

Photograph in an exhibition with a dark history lesson

Kennebunkport Beach 1913

AUGUSTA- A historic photographic exhibit on display on the first floor of the Maine Capitol in Augusta, includes one black and white image with a somber history lesson. I was unprepared for the information attached to the very serene picture taken in 1913, Kennebunkport, donated to the exhibit by the Penobscot Marine Museum. In the […]

Immigration discrimination and Franco-American history

Ku Klux Klan in Maine

LEWISTON, Maine – A historical overview by James Myall, presented during a seminar on March 19th in Lewiston, described how Franco-Americans were subjected to immigration discrimination during the 19th and into the 20th century.  Anti-immigration discrimination campaigns were led by the Know-Nothings and the Ku Klux Klan. Myall writes a Bangor Daily News blog at […]