Fascinating, Frightening Photos Of The Modern KKK

A series of intimate, sad, and revealing images by photographer Johnny Milano of America’s most notorious hate group. Female members of the Virgil Griffin White Knights, which claims affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan, pose for a photograph in their robes ahead of a cross lighting ceremony at a private farmhouse in Carter County, Tennessee, July 4, 2015. They are often referred to as “Ladies of the Invisible Empire” or “LOTIES.” The Ku Klux Klan, which had about 6 million members in the 1920s, now has some 2,000 to 3,000 members nationally in about 72 chapters, or klaverns, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that monitors extremist groups.