WVII interviews Segal for story on KKK’s history in Maine

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Howard Segal, a history professor at the University of Maine, for a story on the Ku Klux Klan’s history in Maine. “While Maine didn’t have big cities in the 1920s, there was a march in Brewer of roughly 40,000 klansmen. And given the population of Maine in the 1920s, that’s an astounding figure,” Segal told WVII in an interview. “So the anger of the klan in Maine was primarily against French Catholics because they were coming mostly from Canada and were allegedly taking away jobs from protestant Mainers.”