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The Universalist Klansman

Unitarians and Universalists haven’t always challenged white supremacy. Sometimes they’ve championed it.

8/13/2018 Summer 2018
Detail of a page of the Universalist Leader from December 1924 about a Ku Klux Klan speaker at a Universalist church

The December 13, 1924, edition of The Universalist Leader, the newspaper of the Universalist Church of America and one of UU World’s forerunners, reported on a ministers’ meeting to discuss the controversy surrounding Ku Klux Klan speakers at the Universalist church in Medford, Massachusetts. The church’s minister, the Rev. Charles E. Clark, was a member of the Klan. (© Christopher L. Walton)