A CONTINUED PRESENCE: OnJune 26, 1900, Asheville's Young Men's White Supremacy club held its inaugural meeting. Twenty-four years later, the Ku Klux Klan rallied in downtown Asheville.

Asheville Archives: ‘White supremacy made permanent,’ 1900

In 1900, N.C. was set to vote on an amendment to its state constitution. Literacy tests were among the additions proposed. Illiterate white men, however, need not worry. This point was made clear in a Jan 30, 1900 Q&A in The Asheville Daily Citizen. Titled, “WHITE SUPREMACY MADE PERMANENT,” the piece answered all inquiries and concerns surrounding the amendment.