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Ku Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan,born in 1865,had nearly died out until Hollywood resurrected it in 1915. On December 24, 1865, in Pulaski, Tennessee, General Nathan Bedford Forrest and a small band of former Confederate soldiers decided that they had to do something to restore the Democratic Party in the South after the Civil War and to help Dixie shake off the …

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Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus was the creation of Father Michael McGivney, an Irish-American Catholic priest in New Haven, Connecticut who saw the need for a men’s fraternal order for Catholics. Most existing fraternal orders were formally condemned by the Vatican, which had extended its longtime rejection of Freemasonry to other secret societies during the course of the nineteenth century. The …

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Job’s Daughters

Teenage girls who are related to Master Masons can apply for membership in Job’s Daughters. Mrs. Ethel T. W. Mick was the founder. The emblems of the Order are the white dove, urn of incense, lilies of the valley, and horn of plenty. Back to Secret Societies Back to Home This post was last modified on :

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Knights of the Golden Eagle

Founded by John E. Burbage of Baltimore, Maryland in 1873. There were three degrees: Pilgrim, Knight, and Crusader. Combination of secret society and religious movement (Evangelical Protestant). The order offered sick and funeral benefits. The individual who shot President McKinley was supposedly a member of the Cleveland Lodge. Back to Secret Societies Back to Home This post was last modified …

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Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn is one of the most influential Western occult societies of the late 19th century to early 20th century. Like a meteor, it flared into light, blazed a bright trail and then disintegrated. Members included W. B. Yeats, A. E. Waite, Aleister Crowley and other noted occultists. The key founder of the Golden Dawn …

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Elks (Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks)

The Elks are the oldest and largest of the “Big Three” orders that name themselves after assorted wildlife; the other two are the Moose and the Eagles. In addition to the main order, there is an African-American order, and there was once an insurance arm. There are also various related female organizations, not always auxiliaries. Benevolent and Protective Order Of …

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Foresters

According to its own legends, the Foresters began in medieval times in the royal forests of England, and admitted men of other professions as early as 1840. This looks, however, very likely a pietist attempt to claim parity with the Freemasons. In any case, the suppression of many secret societies in England in the wake of the French Revolution means …

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Knights Of Maccabees

The Maccabees was founded in 1878 in London, Ontario, as a fraternal order with mutual Assessment fraternal benefits. There were 3,500 members in the United States and Canada in 1994. The quarterly magazine, The Maccabees Bee Hive, is no longer published. The Maccabeans or Maccabees were a Jewish tribe of the second century B C, which revolted against Antiochus IV …

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Knights Of Pythias

Knights of Pythias From: http://www.pythias.org/pythstory/ History of the Order The Order of Knights of Pythias is a great international fraternity which was founded in Washington, DC, February 19, 1864, by Justus H. Rathbone, and embraces more than two thousand subordinate lodges in the United States and Canada, with occasional lodges having been formed elsewhere. The primary object of fraternal organizations …

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