Bob Jones dreamed of making his North Carolina Klan a powerful voting block. To do this, he staged street walks to show the "human side" of Klan members, and to prove that his Klan had nothing to hide.
When the FBI began to investigate the North Carolina Ku Klux Klan, one of their most important informants was a member of Grand Dragon Bob Jones' inner circle.
After the 1915 premiere of D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation, there was a resurgence in the Ku Klux Klan in America.
The Ku Klux Klan has been a presence in America on and off since Reconstruction in the late 1800s, using symbols as powerful intimidation tools.