White Robes and Crosses: Father John Conoley, the Ku Klux Klan, and the University of Florida
White robes and crosses serve as the traditional regalia in the rituals and ceremonies of two very different organizations. Robes and crosses have historically symbolized the Roman Catholic Church, particularly its clergy.1 Robes and crosses have also been the symbol of the white supremacist terrorist group the Ku Klux Klan.
Prescott, Stephen R.
"White Robes and Crosses: Father John Conoley, the Ku Klux Klan, and the University of Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 71:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol71/iss1/4