Presentation in Canton to discuss St. Lawrence County hate groups in early 20th century
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 5:34 pm

CANTON — Did you know that a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan was active in the North Country during the 1920s? Local KKK members held rallies and cross burnings in many towns and hamlets in St. Lawrence County, where they targeted communities of African-Americans, Jews, and Catholics.

Learn more about this dark chapter of our history when Bryan Thompson speaks at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at noon Thursday, March 15. Admission is free. Bring your lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by SLCHA.

Bryan Thompson, a seventh generation St. Lawrence County native, is the municipal historian for the town of DeKalb. While deputy and town historian, he received the Hackman Research Fellowship and the Dearstyne Award for Excellence from the state archives. He is also the author of the popular article on this topic that appeared in the SLCHA Quarterly in 2017.

The Brown Bag Lunch Series is a popular lunch time lecture series dedicated to the memory of Patricia Harrington Carson, who founded the series during her 24 years as a Trustee of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. Pat Carson was active on numerous SLCHA Committees, and was an article writer and an issue editor of the SLCHA’s history journal, The Quarterly.

For more information, call 315-386-8133 or e-mail [email protected].