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NEWS
May 16, 2006
There are those who tend to look at modern-day Ku Klux Klan members as the equivalent of rebellious teens who have their bodies pierced in a bid to outrage their parents and/or call attention to themselves. Others see Klan members as people on the margins of society, drawn to the group because of a need to belong or to find someone to blame for their own lack of success. Which is it? Without talking to members, it's difficult to say. It is an activity we would recommend as part of the anti-Klan activities planned for June 10, when World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan plan to rally at Antietam National Battlefield.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | May 26, 2005
BOONSBORO Almost a year after a white supremacy rally in Sharpsburg fizzled, a local Ku Klux Klan chapter is trying again in July - this time in Boonsboro. An organizer of a South Mountain tolerance group said there might be peaceful alternative events at the same time, just like last year. Word that the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is holding another rally this year - July 9 at 2 p.m. at Shafer Memorial Park - is just getting out. The Washington County Sheriff's Department, which might provide at least part of the event security, learned Monday, Capt.
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by KAREN HANNA | April 27, 2006
Despite a scheduled rally of the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, events at Antietam National Battlefield will go on as planned, the park superintendent said Wednesday. People participating in a five-kilometer run the same day as a Klan rally set for June 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. likely will not even know the rally is going, John Howard said. "Odds are they will not even know setup's happening from the other end of the park," Howard said. The race is in the morning, Howard said, and according to a permit signed by Gordon Young, the commander of the World Knights, setup for the rally can begin at 11:30 a.m. The U.S. Constitution is cited as the authority allowing the Klan to use the park.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 15, 2004
KEEDYSVILLE andrews@herald-mail.com A community movement to overshadow hate with tolerance was launched Wednesday, six weeks before the Ku Klux Klan is scheduled to march in Sharpsburg. About 50 people gathered at Salem United Methodist Church of Keedysville to talk about events and attitudes that can counter the Klan's public demonstration on Aug. 28. The Rev. Malcolm Stranathan of Salem United stressed that the community should not confront the Klan head-on.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 8, 2005
andrews@herald-mail.com BOONSBORO - A Ku Klux Klan chapter has called off a rally planned for Shafer Memorial Park on July 9, Boonsboro Town Manager John Kendall said Tuesday. It was not known, however, if the local chapter of the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan expects to reschedule the rally. Gordon Young, the World Knights' imperial wizard, did not return three messages Tuesday. Kendall said Young announced the change in a letter that reached Town Hall on Tuesday.
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by DAVE McMILLION | September 28, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan has received a permit to stage a rally in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Saturday, Oct. 14, a park official and a KKK spokesman said Wednesday. The topic of the rally will be "Black Crimes in White America," and among the issues that are expected to be discussed was the recent celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Niagara Movement in the park, said Gordon Young, a Washington County resident and imperial wizard of the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
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by DAVE McMILLION | October 10, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. - A planned rally Saturday in Harpers Ferry by the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan will be countered by an event sponsored by another organization whose members believe it is time to "stand up and say something" about hate and violence spreading across the country. A group of local churches has been working to launch the creation of the Love Your Neighbor Coalition and the group will sponsor an event at Bolivar Park along Washington Street from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, the same time the KKK will be holding a rally in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | June 8, 2004
julieg@herald-mail.com SHARPSBURG - A World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan rally that was expected to be held Saturday in front of Town Hall will be held later this summer because the organizer needs to get permits, the Imperial Wizard said Monday. Word has been spreading in town about the rally that was to take place in front of the library in Town Hall. The rally was not discussed during Monday night's mayor and Town Council meeting, but after the meeting Imperial Wizard Gordon Young discussed the permit situation with Town Attorney and Zoning Administrator Charles Wagaman.
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by TIM ROWLAND | July 15, 2004
I would like to begin today's sermon with a shout out to Sharpsburg Town Attorney Charles Wagaman, who had these words of wisdom this week for those planning to attend an upcoming Klan rally in August: Do not bring your gun. According to The Herald-Mail on Tuesday, "People have asked (Wagaman) if firearms can be carried unconcealed at the Aug. 28 rally ... The answer is no, Wagaman said. It doesn't matter if the firearm is concealed or not, the answer is the same. " That's just one of those good, common-sense rules to live by that we should all be teaching our children at a young age: Do not run with scissors; do not take your dog to a funeral; and do not bring your gun to a Klan rally.
NEWS
May 27, 2005
A year after its last rally failed to draw enough participants to fill a soccer mom's minivan, the Ku Klux Klan has announced that it will beat the dead horse of white supremacy once again, this time at a July 9 rally in Boonsboro. People of good will have already begun organizing counter-events, but we have to wonder: What would happen if everyone with an ounce of sense just decided to ignore the Klan rally? Klan members are entitled to expound on their views, no matter how much they may offend the rest of us, under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
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