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    Students from Dublin University send up the Ku Klux Klan on degree day.

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    Item title reads - Degree Day "Rag". National University celebrate the great day with skit on Ku Klux Klan. Dublin, Ireland.

    M/S as a student dressed as a policeman walks out of a building, he is followed by others wearing white gowns and hoods in a skit of the Ku Klux Klan which makes them look silly, one is leading a donkey and they are carrying bugles. M/S as they walk down the steps followed by other people in normal clothes. M/S of a large group of the "Klan" stood together, one holds a ladder, the camera pans across to other students wearing masks, some are in uniform. M/S as they pull a car by a rope, others follow behind.

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    British Pathé
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    01:22:54:00 / 01:24:03:00
    G 1032

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  1. Unknown user says

    This video was taken after 213 degrees were conferred in November 3, 1923.

    One of the KKK members, in the motor car was to represent Timothy Michael Healy, the Governor General of Ireland. Just to note that the students in the hooded robes had XXX written on them, not KKK.

    The students in the white robes are meant to represent the staff of the Governor General. They left the University College and taveled to Upper O'Connell Street where they were met by other students and took possession of one of the street cars.

    Most of the Rag events in Dublin had a significant political message to them.

    Steve C
    Researcher, The Irish Student Movement Research Project.

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