The KKK's stronghold was in the rural South, but in the 1920s, they spread all over the US, to cities and towns.
The Klan held rituals, parties, barbecues, and concerts to encourage camaraderie, attracting many who sought a sense of belonging to a group.
They were accessible to the common middle class white, even having their own wedding rituals.
You may kiss the bride
Membership in the Klan swelled to new heights in the 1920s with both men and women joining, and while most just liked the feeling of membership, it normalized hate and bigotry.
Many Americans were afraid of immigrants, fearing they would soon be overrun by their drinking and Catholicism, and thus joined groups the KKK, which was portrayed as American nationalist group.
Eventually however, outspoken disapproval from President Harding and later Coolidge, as well as a realization that the KKK was not as innocent as it seemed, caused most members to cancel their memberships. A KKK march in Washington DC was the Klan's peak, but its decline did not signify the end of white Protestant domination and prejudice.