A couple of years ago there were several towns in Upstate New York that had a lot of activity from the Ku Klux Klan. What do those numbers look like now?

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When one hears about the Ku Klux Klan, one might think about southern states. You might not think about New York State having a lot of Klan activity but a few years ago, there were several Klaverns throughout New York.


According to Roadsnacks, in 2016 there were 10 towns in Upstate New York with a heavy amount of KKK activity. One of which is in the Hudson Valley region. The small town of Chatham reportedly once was home to a local chapter of the Ku Kulx Klan.

According to The Southern Poverty Law Center, the chapter does not seem to exist anymore.

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