Cities In Arkansas With The Most Historic KKK Members

The cities in Arkansas with the most historic KKK members are Okolona and Parkdale for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Historical KKK locations in Arkansas research summary. We analyzed research using Saturday Night Science from the Virginia Commonwealth University that mapped Klaverns by city from 1915-1940. This report analyzes the locations of historic KKK organizations to see where they were the most prevalent in Arkansas.

  • The city in Arkansas with the most number of Klaverns was Little Rock with 2 Klaverns.
  • The city in Arkansas with the most number of Klaverns per capita was Okolona with 0.0053 Klaverns.
  • There were historically 52 Klaverns in Arkansas.
  • There were a total of 49 places in Arkansas with at least 1 Klavern during the period of reference.

Hate groups can be hard to measure because, typically, there’s no record of where they exist. But there is data on where there were distinct Klaverns of the Ku Klux Klan in each state. These cities have historically been the most racist in Arkansas based on the number of KKK Klaverns.

This report does not speak to the current people who live there or the current state of the KKK in the same towns or areas.

Most Racist Cities In Arkansas Map

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A quick history lesson on the KKK

What is the KKK? In a nutshell, the KKK was formed back in 1865, and there have been three separate movements, all three of which were supposedly ‘purification movements’ in America. The 1865-1870s movement sought to overthrow Republican state governments.

The second movement (1915 – 1944) saw millions of members of the KKK form, which was opposed to immigration into America, especially against Catholics and Jews.

The most memorable movement of the KKK started in the 1950s, which was involved in the Civil Rights movement and targeted the black population in America.

The number of active members of the KKK is much smaller these days.

The cities below are the places where there were Klans back in the day and where the number of Klans per the current population is high. This means the number of racist members of the community has historically been the highest, according to the math.

The 10 Most Historically Racist Places In Arkansas

  1. Okolona
  2. Parkdale
  3. Buckner
  4. Lockesburg
  5. Sulphur Springs
  6. Arkansas City
  7. Hartford
  8. Hermitage
  9. Bearden
  10. Mount Ida

This report is an analysis of the locations of historic KKK organizations divided by the number of people who currently live there.

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Methodology: How We Measured The Most Historically Racist Places In The Natural State

While there are surveys and public polls on what places might be the most racist, we didn’t want to rely on speculation and opinion. Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from where KKK organizations have existed.

Specifically, we analyzed research out of Virginia Commonwealth University that mapped the Klans in each area and gave a history of their recruitment from 1915-1940.

Using Saturday Night Science, we analyzed the locations of historic KKK organizations per capita using current population data.

There You Have It – The Most Historically Racist Cities In Arkansas

When you’re looking at the places in Arkansas with the highest number of historical KKK Klaverns per capita, this is an accurate list.

Below is a chart that lists all cities in Arkansas with at least one KKK organization from 1915-1940.

The cities with the largest number of KKK klaverns per capita were Okolona, Parkdale, Buckner, Lockesburg, Sulphur Springs, Arkansas City, Hartford, Hermitage, Bearden, and Mount Ida.

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Cities With Hisoritcally High KKK Membership In Arkansas

Rank City Population Klans Klans Per Capita
1 Okolona, AR 189 1 0.00529101
2 Parkdale, AR 296 1 0.00337838
3 Buckner, AR 375 1 0.00266667
4 Lockesburg, AR 780 2 0.0025641
5 Sulphur Springs, AR 396 1 0.00252525
6 Arkansas City, AR 543 1 0.00184162
7 Hartford, AR 657 1 0.00152207
8 Hermitage, AR 875 1 0.00114286
9 Bearden, AR 1,053 1 0.00094967
10 Mount Ida, AR 1,160 1 0.00086207
11 Sulphur Springs, AR 1,260 1 0.00079365
12 Newark, AR 1,536 1 0.00065104
13 Marshall, AR 1,601 1 0.00062461
14 Leachville, AR 1,693 1 0.00059067
15 Huntsville, AR 2,168 1 0.00046125
16 Mena, AR 5,701 2 0.00035082
17 Bald Knob, AR 2,918 1 0.0003427
18 Gravette, AR 3,190 1 0.00031348
19 Prescott, AR 3,248 1 0.00030788
20 Corning, AR 3,267 1 0.00030609
21 Manila, AR 3,283 1 0.0003046
22 Paris, AR 3,503 1 0.00028547
23 Lonoke, AR 4,255 1 0.00023502
24 Pocahontas, AR 6,543 1 0.00015284
25 De Queen, AR 6,671 1 0.0001499
26 Osceola, AR 7,535 1 0.00013271
27 Newport, AR 7,817 1 0.00012793
28 Wynne, AR 8,296 1 0.00012054
29 Monticello, AR 9,718 1 0.0001029
30 Hope, AR 10,033 1 9.967e-05
31 Batesville, AR 10,386 1 9.628e-05
32 Malvern, AR 10,695 1 9.35e-05
33 Arkadelphia, AR 10,703 1 9.343e-05
34 Magnolia, AR 11,681 1 8.561e-05
35 Harrison, AR 13,103 1 7.632e-05
36 Forrest City, AR 15,122 1 6.613e-05
37 El Dorado, AR 18,590 1 5.379e-05
38 Searcy, AR 23,524 1 4.251e-05
39 Paragould, AR 26,859 1 3.723e-05
40 Benton, AR 32,208 1 3.105e-05
41 Hot Springs, AR 35,486 1 2.818e-05
42 Bentonville, AR 38,572 1 2.593e-05
43 Pine Bluff, AR 47,058 1 2.125e-05
44 Rogers, AR 58,944 1 1.697e-05
45 Jonesboro, AR 70,217 1 1.424e-05
46 Springdale, AR 73,789 1 1.355e-05
47 Fayetteville, AR 77,264 1 1.294e-05
48 Fort Smith, AR 87,193 1 1.147e-05
49 Little Rock, AR 196,188 2 1.019e-05
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