Cities In Louisiana With The Most Historic KKK Members

The cities in Louisiana with the most historic KKK members are Ashland and Harrisonburg for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Historical KKK locations in Louisiana 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 Louisiana.

  • The city in Louisiana with the most number of Klaverns was New Orleans with 4 Klaverns.
  • The city in Louisiana with the most number of Klaverns per capita was Ashland with 0.0036 Klaverns.
  • There were historically 44 Klaverns in Louisiana.
  • There were a total of 33 places in Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana

  1. Ashland
  2. Harrisonburg
  3. Columbia
  4. Urania
  5. Colfax
  6. Campti
  7. Merryville
  8. Gibsland
  9. Catahoula
  10. Haynesville

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 Pelican 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 Louisiana

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

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

The cities with the largest number of KKK klaverns per capita were Ashland, Harrisonburg, Columbia, Urania, Colfax, Campti, Merryville, Gibsland, Catahoula, and Haynesville.

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Cities With Hisoritcally High KKK Membership In Louisiana

Rank City Population Klans Klans Per Capita
1 Ashland, LA 279 1 0.00358423
2 Harrisonburg, LA 433 1 0.00230947
3 Columbia, LA 438 1 0.00228311
4 Urania, LA 1,124 2 0.00177936
5 Colfax, LA 1,684 2 0.00118765
6 Campti, LA 853 1 0.00117233
7 Merryville, LA 988 1 0.00101215
8 Gibsland, LA 1,037 1 0.00096432
9 Catahoula, LA 1,114 1 0.00089767
10 Haynesville, LA 2,548 2 0.00078493
11 Boyce, LA 1,456 1 0.00068681
12 Logansport, LA 1,880 1 0.00053191
13 Kinder, LA 2,746 1 0.00036417
14 Arcadia, LA 2,939 1 0.00034025
15 Homer, LA 3,129 1 0.00031959
16 Vivian, LA 3,682 1 0.00027159
17 Jackson, LA 3,819 1 0.00026185
18 Lake Providence, LA 3,899 1 0.00025648
19 Amite City, LA 4,234 1 0.00023618
20 Jonesboro, LA 4,680 1 0.00021368
21 Winnfield, LA 4,725 1 0.00021164
22 Winnsboro, LA 4,856 1 0.00020593
23 Oakdale, LA 7,741 1 0.00012918
24 Covington, LA 9,151 1 0.00010928
25 Minden, LA 12,988 1 7.699e-05
26 Crowley, LA 13,219 1 7.565e-05
27 Alexandria, LA 47,983 2 4.168e-05
28 Monroe, LA 49,455 2 4.044e-05
29 New Iberia, LA 30,750 1 3.252e-05
30 Shreveport, LA 200,692 3 1.495e-05
31 Lake Charles, LA 73,503 1 1.36e-05
32 New Orleans, LA 368,471 4 1.086e-05
33 Baton Rouge, LA 229,353 2 8.72e-06
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