Home of Disneyland has a history intertwined with the KKK
ANAHEIM, California (AP) — The home of Disneyland, the self-proclaimed Happiest Place on Earth, is also the town where the Ku Klux Klan once ran the City Council, burned crosses and rallied 10,000 people in a city park.
A Ku Klux Klansman, left, fights a counter protester for an American flag after members of the KKK tried to start a “White Lives Matter” rally at Pearson Park in Anaheim on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. The event quickly escalated into violence and at least two people had to be treated at the scene for stab wounds. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via AP)
February 28, 2016
That rally back in 1924 proved to be a turning point for Anaheim, which ousted the Klan and broke ground on Disneyland a generation later. Now a majority-Hispanic city of 350,000, it’s hardly welcome territory…
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