The photographer Anthony Karen was granted full access to step inside and document a day in the life of the ‘Invisible Empire’, or as we know it, the secret society “Ku Klux Klan”. First, we would like to say that our intention in publishing this article is not to create controversy – we aren’t saying that they are right or wrong. After all, we believe in a free world in which everyone is able to follow their religion in peace, as ling as they don’t hurt anyone or affect our right to live in peace as civilized human beings. Our intention here is purely to explain this group a little bit more, and show you a day in the life of this notorious American secret society. So, if you are interested in knowing more, now is your chance. For those of you who don’t know, the Ku Klux Klan is a secret society funded by white Southerners in the United States in the late 1860’s to resist against the emancipation of slaves; using terrorist tactics and violence. Nowadays, the current manifestation is classified just as a “hate group” by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the society is estimated to have between 5,000 and 8,000 members. They keep their habits, but are no longer a violent and rebellious group. They simply behave like a religious society and try to keep their rites and philosophies alive. Here is a special selection of the best pictures to portray the daily lives of this controversial secret society. Enjoy!
#1 Flying The Flag