The Crossing

The Ku Klux Klan. Maine. The 1920s. 


Two powerful forces clash: faith and community versus the Klan and its vile rhetoric.


Who would have dreamed the KKK would target lily-white Maine? But in the early 1900s the motto was “As Maine goes so goes the nation,” and Klan leaders determined if they could grab a foothold in the bellwether northeastern-most state, they could succeed anywhere. So they sent their most charismatic recruiter to draw the crowds. He succeeded—for awhile.

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