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Knights of the White Camelia


Knights of the White Camelia

Alcibiades DeBlanc, the group's founder. He was a Democrat and a former Confederate soldier, like many white supremacists of the late 19th century. After Democrats regained control of the Lousianan state government in the late 1870s, he was appointed to the Louisianan supreme court by the state's Democrat governor.

The Knights of the White Camelia was an American political terrorist organization that operated in the southern United States in the 19th century, similar to and associated with the Ku Klux Klan, supporting white supremacy and opposing freedmen's rights.


  • History 1
  • Legacy 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5


Like most white supremacist terrorist organizations founded after the American Civil War, the Knights of the White Camelia was founded by a eastern Texas adopted the name. According to the book Soldiers of God, the new age White Camelia has a strong influence in Vidor, Texas. Ever since the return of the White Camelia name, so-called "White Camelia" (sometimes spelled Kamelia) Klan groups have also emerged in Louisiana and Florida.

See also


  1. ^ Christopher Long, "KNIGHTS OF THE WHITE CAMELLIA", Handbook of Texas Online, accessed 28 June 2010
  2. ^


  • Dictionary of Louisiana Biography vol 1, pg. 222
  • Dictionary of Louisiana Biography vol 2, pg. 1-760-805-7018

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Earlier, David Theophilus Stafford of Alexandria, prior to his election as sheriff of Rapides Parish, was a member of the Knights. He joined the Citizens League and was at Canal Street during unrest there on September 14, 1874.[2]

of 1887. Thibodaux massacre Among its members was Louisiana Judge Taylor Beattie, who led the [1]

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