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Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Week: Documentary Film Series - The Ku Klux Klan in Oregon: 1920-1923
Friday, January 22, 2010 - 6:00pm to Friday, January 22, 2010 - 8:00pm

WHAT: Documentary Film Series- From producer/director Thomas Coulter titled, The Ku Klux Klan in Oregon: 1920-1923, this film covers the brief period when the Klan influenced politics in the State as their membership grew to more than 5,000 members from to Tillamook to La Grande. The documentary explains in detail why the Klan was successful in recruiting members and how the group was able to promote the organization's racial and religious agenda. The film also covers the group's demise, the aftermath and reasons why it could not also maintain its power and direction over local business and politics.  

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m.

WHERE: 228 Smith Union