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Kentucky Klan Recruiting Parents

The Southern Poverty League Center released their 2022 research tracking hate across America. For a second year, Klan groups are no longer tracked in Kentucky by the SPLC. The last active Klan tracked was the Imperial Klan of America Knights of the KKK in Hopkins County in 2020. It has been active since 1996.

This does not mean the KKK has fled Kentucky or are no longer organizing. On the contrary, a few counties have reported flyering this year outside of Kentucky's two largest urban areas, Lexington and Louisville. Flyering is a decades old recruitment tool used by hate groups to increase their political force in local communities.

Around Louisville, flyers from the Old Glory Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were seen in baggies

Old Glory Knights Be Warned Flyer

with seeds. Social media users reported flyers in Jefferson, Bullitt, Meade and Nelson counties.

One flyer warned "race traitors, mixed breeds, communist, homosexuals, and all other walks of Godless degeneracy" that the Klan is back.

Another flyer had many Old Testament bible quotes to support their political advocacy against the LGBTQ community and calling multiracial humans' mongrels.

Old Glory Knights Bible Versus

The Old Glory Knights claims to "stand for truth and a white Christian America". They have made headlines in the last couple of years as they flyered a church in Mississippi and an Eastern Illinois University campus.

That University's student press contacted the organization and was told they were active in 15 states: Tennessee, Ohio, Texas, Mississippi, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, Alabama, Louisiana, Illinois, Virginia and Georgia.

Outside of Lexington, flyers from the Trinity White Knights were in Montgomery, Bourbon and Clark

Trinity White Knight KKK Neighborhood Watch Flyer

County neighborhoods. One flyer advertised themselves as a "neighborhood watch" to "report crime and drug dealers". Reporting suspected crime to the KKK was the specific line in the flyer that worried Lexington NAACP President Whit Whitaker.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the police, not the Klan to resolve crime. This flyer is promoting the vigilantism the Klans history is known for. They wish to create the type of neighborhood watch that supports the vigilantism like we saw in Alabama when white men in a confederate truck shot down a Black jogger.

The second flyer advocates for conservative parental rights. The Trinity White Knights wants to "bring God back in our schools". A Psalms quote is near an image of a praying child stating, "Let

Trinity White Knights Recruiting Parents

everything that hath breath praise the Lord". A mission towards Christian nationalism and Dominionism.

The Klan is recruiting Kentucky parents to take a stand to "end all forms of critical race theory". To remove "filth" from libraries. To have two gender policies.

These flyers may be from only a few Kentuckians in the Klan, but there are way more groups, organizations and individuals that advocate for this same agenda.

These two separate flyering events also exposed different responses from the communities, police and the media. The White Trinity Klan near Lexington made national headlines within a couple of days of the incident. A suspect identified in less than a week. The Old Glory Knights has been flyering near Louisville since March with little to no reaction.


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