Transform 1012 announces four shortlisted design teams vying to convert a former Ku Klux Klan “klavern” into an art center

Eight years ago, John Kneebone, a history professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, created an interactive map, Mapping the Second Ku Klux Klan, 1915-1940, which showcased the specific locations of Ku Klux Klan chapters—also known as “klaverns”—throughout the U.S. “This map shows that you can’t just say ‘Oh, it was those crazy people in the South’,” Kneebone said. “The [KKK] was in the mainstream.”

In his research, Kneebone found that over 2,000 klaverns had been established in the early aughts of Jim Crow as far north as Caribou, Maine and even Fairbanks, Alaska. Today in Fort Worth, Texas, one of those klaverns is in the

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